“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it”-Proverbs 4:23 NIV.
We all know that the heart functions as a pump for the movement of blood through the body but this Bible passage right here, is saying that the heart does a whole lot more than that. It says “everything” you do flows from it.
You are the guard to your heart and this is a full time job you cannot sleep on. The world we live in is becoming something else, what is abnormal seems to be the normal. I believe anyone reading this is most likely a Christian so I’m going to say that as children of God, we have to stay prayed up to recognize the wiles and strategies of the devil.
The world would come at you with their own standard of living but you know better. When it comes to sex before marriage, the world does not care. “everyone is doing it, you’re not normal if you’re not sleeping around “. Lies. Even if everyone was actually doing it, you know you’re different because the word of God should be your standard.
If you’re a very observant, it’s not hard to see that every standard God has set through his word, the devil has given his own standard. And if you do not guard your heart, the “abnormal” begins to look like the “normal.”
Now the world thinks it’s okay to be gay, but it’s not. If you do not gaurd your heart, slowly your might start to believe it’s actually okay. Although we are not to judge anyone, we are to show love to everyone like the Bible has commanded.
When it comes to relationships, not everyone should have access to your life. If they have access to your life, they definitely have access to your heart. Sometimes, I behave like my friends and I don’t even know when I do it. This is because these are the people I spend time with, these people affect your decisions one way or the other. Your friends can strengthen or weaken your relationship with God.
When you listen to the news, all you hear are stories about violence and all sorts of evil. Unnecessary killings here and there, there is hardly ever anything good on the news.
If everything we do flows from our heart then we need to guard what we listen to, the kind of books we read, the movies we watch and the songs we listen to. Just in case you’re thinking filtering your movies and songs will make you look too “spirikoko”, You can be spiritual and still be 21st century compliant Lol ask Pastor Biodun.
I pray that Jesus gives us better understanding and that he keeps our hearts alive even in this crazy world.
Stay blessed ❤