2 Chron 16:9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
I want the Lord to shew himself strong on my behalf
The question to ask: How can I have a heart that is perfect toward Him?
James gives the answer:
James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
To build a muscle, you must exercise it against resistance.
Like exercising a muscle, exercising your faith (trust in God’s words) against the temptations (strongholds of lies that exalt themselves against the truth of God) builds patience, making you perfect (mature) and entire (complete).
James continues, indicating that when we exercise faith we must also exercise wisdom (God’s wisdom, not man’s wisdom)…
James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
James goes on indicating that faith exercised in wisdom is the cure for wavering and double-mindedness…
James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Our heart is perfect toward God when we are single-minded, not wavering in our trust in Him.
Phil 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.