Matters of the heart

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it (Proverbs 4:23).

We are warned to be cautious about what we entertain in our hearts, because it has a significant impact on our whole life. Have you noticed what happens when you go around with concern and anxiety in your heart? It makes you despondent, weary and listless. You are tense and your face shows it. Your heart is heavy and you are negative… Your productivity weakens… Your relationship with your loved ones is full of conflict… Your husband/wife and children become a channel of release for your frustration… You are surly and rude… Even your pets must bear the brunt… Your sleep patterns become affected and you plainly just feel sick.

So what is the answer then?

Philippians 4:6-7 is God’s antidote. It states: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Prayer: Father God, thank You that I do not have to be anxious about anything. Please, let Your peace which transcends all understanding guard my heart and mind in Christ Jesus. Help my by Your Spirit to take every thought captive and to make it obedient to You.

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