September 2020 a Month to Remember
Today’s topic: Guard Your Heart
Why do we need to guard our hearts? Our heart is where all our dreams, our wishes, and our emotions are hidden. The heart is where the good, bad, and trivial encounters are kept hidden in a deposit box. The spirit of offense lies dormant in our heart only to reappear when someone or something triggers the memory bank.
Staying offended or living with regrets are poisonous substances to store in our tender and fragile heart. They are explosive and harmful to humans if they are disturbed. It can also cause permanent injury to the heart in the process. For health benefits let good sense prevail and keep offense and regrets away from your heart.
No one stands guarding their garbage bins that are placed outside their homes at nights. Your garbage bins are left exposed to all sorts of people driving and walking by and not one night will you ever see someone standing outside watching their garbage bins. Why? It’s GARBAGE! We don’t guard trash.
However, it will be irresponsible of you and I to leave our heart unguarded for thieves to break in and steal your dreams and aspirations.
Keep your heart warm and fuzzy because out of the overflow of your heart the mouth speaks. It’s healthy to overlook an offense without looking for revenge. The heart is where we connect with God and work together with people.
- Proverbs 4:23 NIV “Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it.”
- Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything INSTEAD pray about anything.”
When your heart is full choose to write things down and have a heart to heart grown up conversation with yourself. Do not become anxious about anything instead pray about everything. The bravest thing you will ever do is to step out of the box that your thoughts made for you. Look in the mirror and say to yourself – “Good grief, get over it! My heart is not a garbage bin.”
David prayed, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me” (Psalm 51:10).
1 Samuel 16:7 reminds us that “the LORD sees not as a man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” Everyone has an opinion, but God’s opinion is the only one that matters.
It’s PRAYER TIME: Father, above all else help me to guard my heart. Let everything that flows out of it be a sweet aroma in Your nostrils. Let me live with limited regrets leaving a good legacy so those after me can benefit from my gift to the world. Let me not be reckless in leaving my heart exposed to the evils I encounter day after day. Create a clean heart in me and daily renew my mind. In Jesus Name, Amen.