Guard Your Heart Diligently
Monday, 8th of May 2023
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Categories : Human Heart
King Solomon through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit wrote:
Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. (Proverbs 4:23 NKJV)
The word ‘Keep’ means to guard. We are to diligently guard our hearts.
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. (Proverbs 4:23 NLT)
Notice the phrase, “Above all else” This means that this activity of guarding our hearts must be our top priority list daily.
You probably heard teachings on protecting the body and that is good but we need to protect our hearts also.
It's crucial to recognize that when the Bible mentions the heart, it isn't referring to the physical organ responsible for circulating blood. Instead, it speaks to our inner man - our spirit man. Consequently, guarding our hearts means protecting our inner beings, encompassing our minds, thoughts, feelings, and desires. This spiritual safeguarding helps maintain the purity and integrity of our connection with God, fostering growth and nurturing our relationship with the Lord.
Why do we need to guard our hearts?
1.Because your heart (inner man) is extremely valuable
Sometime back I was in Canada. It was a beautiful place that I was staying and the hosts there were so kind. They really took good care of us. God bless them in every way.
Now I saw that they would leave their garbage properly segregated and packaged on the street every Wednesday night. It would be picked up by the garbage truck Thursday morning. The whole night the garbage was left unguarded. Why? Simply because it was worthless. The idea is simple. No one guards worthless things.
So then if God’s word commands us to guard our hearts above everything else, one can understand how valuable our hearts must be in His sight.
Our heart (our inner man), is who we really are. It is the very core of our being. It is where all our dreams, our desires, and our passions live. It is that part of us that connects and interacts with God and other people.
We had a seminar called ‘Heart Talk’ where an eminent cardiologist shared on how we need to take proper care of our physical heart if we are to lead healthy lives. In the same manner, our spiritual heart ‘our inner man cannot be neglected as it is extremely valuable.
1. We are fasting (Tue/Thu/Sat) of 2023. This fasting has five main goals.
2. Each prayer point must be prayed at least for 2 minutes and more
3. Also, use these prayer points on the days you are not fasting
Father, release the spirit of the fear of the Lord into my heart so that I will never depart from You (Jeremiah 32:40)
Father, strike my heart with the revelation of Your majesty, that I might live in awe before You.
Father, release Your holy presence that causes my spirit to tremble before Your glorious majesty.
Unite my heart to Your heart and Word, and cause me to delight in the fear of God. In Jesus' name. Amen
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