by Gail Rodgers
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23
Have you thought lately about your role as the “gate-keeper” of your heart? You play an active role in what you open the door of your heart to and what seeds you allow in the soil of your mind. What goes on in your heart and mind is not simply thoughts and feelings that come and go at random.
Yes, each one of us plays a role in the guarding of our hearts. Have sour attitudes, harsh words, fear or negativity been too close for comfort lately? God tells us how important it is to tend our hearts — the very well from which our words and attitudes spring. When that role is neglected we will find uninvited emotions and words taking root. With no attention to guarding what goes in, there will also be little attention to what comes out.
Invite God to help you guard the wellspring of your soul today by paying attention what you let settle into your heart and mind. He reminds us how important it is.
Father God, I confess that I have not paid enough attention to what is going on in my heart and mind. I’m sorry for the negative reactions this often causes me to have. Remind me, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, to guard my heart today. Help me to acknowledge what I allow to parade through my thoughts and to choose wisely. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Action Step: Take the next step here, in allowing the Holy Spirit to fill you afresh.
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