heart: inclination, resolution, determination (of will)
This verse is here to remind and encourage us that there will be times we will have to abandon deep inclinations, personal resolve, and set determination in order to reap the full (and fulfilling) benefit of a life with Christ. Jesus Himself had to abandon His own inclination to Lord over all other and become the servant of all. This trust in His Heavenly Father led Him down a path riddled with grief, but He was transformed in death to a greater, more glorified position than before. Similar to that of a butterfly…
The path is not always about the glory, but it IS always for the good.
Lord may we trust you fully in spite of the sacrifice.
With Great Expectation,