What is in your heart?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
 ©

Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.
(Proverbs 4:23 (NIV))

Everything that a person does has its origin in the heart. If you think about things that are impure, it starts in the heart. If you treasure something, you hold it in your heart.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(Matthew 6:21 (NIV))

It is important that you be on your guard about what goes into your heart. You must not allow impurity and falseness enter into it.

How can you guard what enters into your heart?

You can focus on the things that are of God and they will take priority in your life over the impure things. If you desire to fill your heart with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, then there will be no room for the things that can bring about harm. There will be no room for hatred, anger, loathing, greed, deceit, faithlessness, hostility, and aggression. With the things of God in your heart, there is no room for the things of the enemy.

We all control what we put in our hearts. It is our choice. What we put in, effects our lives and the lives of those around us.

What is in your heart?

Copyright 1998 – 2011 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
http://www.dailylivingministries.org
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