Guard Your Heart
Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It tells you the most important thing and things. Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life. So if God said above all else, guard your heart. What is He talking about, and how do you do it? Some people think that guard your heart means be careful who you fall in love with, who you give your affections to, that is not your spouse. Be careful who you let into your heart. That’s good counsel. Some people are so wanting a partner or a spouse, that they give their affections away easily, and their heart follows, but if that is not the one God created you to be married to…not wise, not God’s best. But this verse is about even more than that… this is about a broader truth, not just relationships. Guard your heart means – be careful what you put into it. Why is that so important? Because out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. What’s in your heart, will come out, under pressure, sooner or later, blessing or cursing. You can’t hide what’s in your heart, it comes out. Both the irony, and the blessing is. What’s in your heart, you put it there, so you can put something else there! The words you speak, what you see, where you go, what you do, and who you do it with fills your heart – with good, or compromise. So What is guarding your heart? Guard the inputs. How do you guard your heart? Guard your mouth, your eyes, and your feet. First, Speak His Word always, use your tongue to fill your heart. Do PRISM Out Loud. Get a PRISM Topic – and speak it out loud, all day long, into the atmosphere, into your mind, and into your heart. The best weed prevention is thick grass. Your mouth is a weapon, use it for good, fill your mouth with His Word, and you will fill your heart with truth. So truth and wisdom are the overflow of your heart. – You’ll say nothing without them. You’ll say them without thinking, it’s just in there, so it comes out. Do not say anything perverse – any ‘slow to obey’ words, any words other than instant and complete obedience of what God says, and what God told you. Don’t allow your mind to consider other alternatives than what God said is true, or what you should do. Be sure you continually put His thoughts into words, and your heart will be filled with what is true, not untrue, not perverse. Don’t say anything corrupt or harmful, build up, don’t tear down. If you allow yourself to think and speak, other than what God told you, your heart will be filled with the wrong thing, distractions, deception, a lack of knowledge, not what is profitable for you or others. Second thing to guard your heart. Be careful what you look at Proverbs 4 covered all three. Put away perversity from your mouth, keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. God’s secret to guard your heart: Mouth, Eyes, and Feet. If you’re going to guard your heart, here’s how you do it, guard your mouth, your eyes, and your feet. Say nothing corrupt – that tears down, or is untrue, nothing perverse - a slowness to obey, justifying other than God’s plan or God’s way, keep your eyes on him, and straight ahead on the path He has for you, not the path of the wicked. And finally, your feet. If your feet are in the right place, your hands don’t get dirty. If you are running on God’s path, it leads far away from compromise or less than His will for you, it brings you to His destiny for you! Joseph knew this principle. When he couldn’t avoid the temptation, when it cornered him, he ran! Good advice. The young man at dusk, walking down the street near her corner, didn’t understand the feet principle. His feet were in the wrong place, on the wrong path, and it led to his destruction. (Even King Julian did warn you about the feet.) To guard your heart, you have to guard your mouth, your eyes, and your feet. Praying that you are actively speaking God’s truth into the atmosphere, and into your heart. Praying that your eyes are looking straight ahead, on where you are going, not the distractions around you. Praying that your feet are in the right place, on His path to your good. It’s how you guard your heart. So what’s in your heart comes out. And blesses God and others – It puts you in the exact place where God can bless you, and bring you to His Good! Praying that you’ll guard your heart, so it will always spring forth life!
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!