Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
(Proverbs 4:23 (NIV))
It is said that everything that we hold dear we hide in our hearts. The following passage confirms this.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(Matthew 6:21 (NIV))
What do you typically do with things that you treasure?
It is human nature to want to protect the things that you treasure, so it makes perfect sense to guard your heart if what you hold dear, what you treasure, is hidden away inside your heart. We think of guarding our heart so that we don’t allow our treasure to slip away, but we also guard our heart to prevent something from slipping in and corrupting or stealing what we treasure.
Your heart provides a glimpse into what you treasure. If you love music, your heart will seek out music. If you love nature, your heart will seek the outdoors. Conversely, if you love sin, then your heart will seek out sin. Each of these examples had to be planted into your life. What do you allow to be planted? What do you allow to be nurtured? What do you allow to flow from your heart?
I realize that these are tough questions, but they are questions that you must ask yourself on a regular basis. And, you must answer truthfully. Sometimes your answers will shock you, but they will be evident to those around you. They will see what flows from your heart.
I realize that it is easier said than done, but we must all guard our hearts. We must desire for godliness and righteousness to flow from our heart.
What flows from your heart?