Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Winsome Wednesday - Guard your Heart!

What does it mean to guard your heart?

I think that God speaks to us through our hearts and I reckon the devil knows that and uses that avenue too. That is why it is so important to make sure where, what our hearts tell us, is coming from.

How do you do that?
We have to test what our hearts tell us or where our hearts are leading us against God's word.  Does it line up with the Word?  Yes and Amen! Its God guiding you.  If it doesn't line up with the Word? Yes and Amen, absolutely discount and disown it and replace it with the truth of God's word.

Sound too simple?
Well, really, it is that simple.  It is us with our emotions and our agendas that complicate things.

I leave you with this exhortation:
Prov 4 v 23-27:  (23) keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
(24) Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.
(25) Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.
(26) Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.
(27) Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.

God bless


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  1. Hi Tracy, guarding our heart, it doesn't happen automatically, it is work! Love your scriptures!

  2. Hi Tracy,

    Heart protection; yes! Satan uses all kinds of weapons to attack our heart and we must guard our hearts; they are more important than we can possibly imagine. If we lose heart, we have lost everything!

    Wishing you a joyful heart throughout the week! <3

  3. Isn't that something - I've been hit in the face all week long with how "simple" God's way is...

    And yet again with your post.

    He doesn't make things complicated - we do! (either I need to rejoice over how He is being so clear with me, or get worried because God is hitting me over the head with this concept. ~sigh~)

    Thank you for a great post! (and the opportunity to link up)

  4. Thanks for the good word, Guarding my heart can be applied to so many areas of life. Bless you!

  5. Timely post for me, Tracy. Experienced a heart check again this morning.

  6. Hi Tracy! Thanks for hosting and sharing my friend...have a blessed rest of your week! ;-)

  7. Another great reminder, Tracy. Concise but powerful, and we certainly do need to guard our hearts daily.

  8. Beautifully said Tracy. We are the ones who complicate things. not God.

  9. A good reminder. I think what we watch and what we hear have a powerful effect on our hearts so.....

  10. My opinions and agendas~yes they seem to get me every time!!

    It's always so much simpler than I make it, great reminder!

  11. I am realizing that at any turn, I can present my offerings to God and He will let me know if my offerings are truly for Him or for myself.

  12. Happy New Year, Tracy- just read this verse this morning. Love it when God echoes all through the day.

  13. Oh, I have been have to do that, to guard my heart. In the midst of a heart break down, a friend helped me see clear that when hurtful darts come my way, to simply start praying (praying in the spirit) because God understands the threat better than I - I only feel its pain. Those prayers are like a shield springing up around my spirit, stopping hurtful remembrances or actions that are like arrows being aimed at my heart. It is amazing the difference in this guard:) Blessings to you friend!!!

  14. The heart is desperately wicked, which is why we must hide His Word in our heart to avoid sin. Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!

  15. Hi dear Tracy
    I am overjoyed to meet you. I am also a South African and live in Gonubie, the little coastal town about 17km from East London. Just yesterday I was thinking that I haven't yet found a blog from South Africa! Yes, emotions need to be allogned with the truth of our Pappa God!
    Much love to you



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