The Center of it All

15 04 2013

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 AMP

IMG_1924The heart is a vital organ for both our physical and spiritual well-being. Our passage today emphasizes the importance of maintaining our hearts, as a top priority. Different translations of this same verse instruct us to keep, guard, watch over and protect our heart. It is a central place that guides how we feel, think and act. The protection of our heart is not a passive activity but an aggressive stance to know what is influencing our heart.  Our society often thinks of our heart in one-dimensional terms concerning love but that is only one aspect its motivation. Our hearts impact everything we do. We must watch what we expose our hearts to and what we let in. Hate, malice, indifference, greed and bitterness, all cause harm to our hearts in ways we can’t imagine. These characteristics in our spiritual hearts can cause blockages and disease that will make our lives sick with bad decisions, dysfunctional relationships and unfulfilled living. I am thankful that we can check our hearts – our motives, feelings and ambitions to see if they are aligned with our Heavenly Father’s will for our lives. If we discover that we need some work done, He is the Healer that repairs and restores. He is the cardiologist of our souls. Look to Him today for His healing touch today.

Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life. Proverbs 4:23 NCV

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 NLT

 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. NKJV


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