Guarding Our Heart

Child of God because the heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; it behooves us to allow the Lord to minister to our hearts.  The truth is that we can never ever get to the place where we believe that we can control the thoughts and intents of our heart apart from the leading of the Holy Spirit.  This issue with the heart was such a problem during Jesus days that he said “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man (St. Mark 7:21-23).”  Thus, because mans heart is not under the influence of the Holy Spirit it’s not hard to see why he does some of the things he does. If you have been keeping up with the news lately, there have been a lot of husbands killing their wives.  It’s hard to fathom that things could get that bad in a relationship.  However, if you are not getting a steady diet of the word; if you are not allowing the Lord to minister to-and -through your heart through his word and the beauty of life; if you have taken for granted the one you are supposed to love, then there is no doubt that bad things can and will happen.  Child of God, we really need to pay attention to our hearts, be honest with ourselves about what state our hearts are in , and get the help we need in order to bring our hearts in cadence with the word of the Lord.

 

                                    God Bless You

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