Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard thy heart; for out of it flows the issues of life.
God reminded me of this scripture today as I was battling through some emotions earlier within the day. Why did he say, “Above all else?” Of everything else we have to guard, why is the heart esteemed most highly? Because the heart ❤️ is where He lives; it represents all that God is… Love.
“At some point, you’ll have to take responsibility for allowing others to hurt you.” I tweeted this earlier today as I reflected back on some of the experiences I’ve had over the past four to five years. Though that statement sounds at bit harsh, every word is tire. Let me be clear, God left us very precise instructions in regards to our hearts. It is the most precious thing to Him. We should value our hearts more than anything. God lives there and we have to protect His dwelling place.
Speaking on the subjects of relationships, we have to carefully monitor who we forfeit space to in our hearts. Everyone does not have the right intentions for us and, eventually, will cause us hurt, which damages our hearts and potentially our relationship with The Father.
With that, it is especially to stay in tune with the Holy Spirit because He will guide you and protect you from those who should not be close to you. When we aren’t communicating with the Holy Spirit, we make ourselves vulnerable to the enemy, and to undesired experiences to occur in our lives.
Our hearts are what connects us with God. That connection is what causes us to do Gods work here on earth. It causes us to be good stewards of our time, our talents, and our resources. We give, we help, we testify and help others through difficult experiences. Those are all acts that flow from the heart.
I said all that to say, don’t allow worldly things to damage your heart and keep you from completing the works of the Lord. Be careful and be watchful. Pray that God removed any person or circumstance that would hinder your heart today.
As always, stay in peace, Fancy Friends.
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