Guard your Heart

It is time to speak about the heart. The heart. That which cannot be seen from the outside by that part of us which reveals the inside.

There are so many reasons why today our hearts are consumed and filled up with many issues and feelings. Some are personal and some are relational. The human heart has 4 chambers through which the blood flows. When the chambers of our hearts are overstuffed, overworked and has irregular movement, then our hearts and our bodies suffer.

The health of our hearts reveal the strength of it. I have learnt in my own life that when my heart hurts then my body will speak for it. Sickness and depression is often revealed through a hurting heart.

In the life of a child of Christ, protecting the heart or letting go of what is in our hearts, will always result in Finding His heartbeat that beats with love for us.

Proverbs 4:23 says: “Above all else, Guard your Heart”

CEV says: “Carefully guard your thoughts because they are the source of true life.”

God knows how important the heart is — how vulnerable it is to everything in life — that he is constantly speaking to it, through Scripture, through the Holy Spirit, and even through each other. In the same beat, he calls us to guard our hearts for this reason.

Especially when it comes to our relationship with people and important decisions, the battle between heart and mind can be strong.

BBC Sherlock says: “All lives end, all hearts are broken, caring is not an advantage. There is the promise of love, the pain of loss, the joy of redemption.”

Taking care of our heart is a MUST.

Roy T. Bennett, says: “Believe in your heart that you’re meant to live a life full of passion, purpose, magic and miracles.

Does God control your heart? Does He own it?

Jesus says that the heart’s secrets are betrayed by the mouth, even as a tree’s fruit discloses its nature ( Matt 12:33-34 ). “A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, ” says Solomon ( Prov 16:23 ). Most important, the mouth confesses what the heart trusts ( Rom 10:9 ; cf. Deut 30:14 ).

Protecting our hearts does not mean that we are weak. This means that we find our truth and that which makes us happy. An old expression says: “a happy heart makes for a happy life”. So does this mean that the condition of our heart is crucial to our wellbeing? Absolutely yes.

In order to find peace in our lives we have to know that there is only ONE way to achieve that. Peace in God is found through Jesus in our hearts.

Jesus is the Way to the Father

John 14:1 (NLT). “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me

When I lose my peace in God my mind and my body responds in a very different way. As women we call this “stress”. When I am not at peace my heart is troubled.

In the Bible wise Solomon says: “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.” Song of Songs 8:6 NIV

5 ways to guard your heart (without pushing others away):

1. We can’t follow what we don’t know. Keep (or make) learning His Word priority #1.

2. Make friends with people who treat God like the love of their life. …

3. Watch your steps. …pay attention to yourself.

4. Play your role and God will play His. …So what matters to God

5. Talk, cry, write and whatever else you have to do. But protect your heart.

Love is the ultimate protection of my heart.

I would like to encourage you today to protect your heart. Protect it from sin. Protect it from unnecessary hurt. Protect it from frustration. Protect your gear from fear and panic. Watch your heart.

Let’s make sure that God is in the centre of our hearts. When He is in control of our hearts then we can be assured that for every beat He is with us. For every disappointment He is with us. For every sadness He mourns with us. For every new opportunity He watches with us. When we are waiting and trusting Him then He too, waits for His purpose with us.

His heart beats for us.

I pray that you continue to find that God loves you with an everlasting love.

Find Him. He will hold you close.

See you next time at “Finding His lap and His heartbeat”

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