Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23
What does the word “heart” mean?
Everything we do flows from it. It is our will and inner person. What we do comes from who we are inside—our thoughts, feelings and emotions.
We are loved children of God, but we need to protect who we are. Our good intentions can be quickly changed by a selfish thought, our kindness can disappear into emotions of envy or jealousy, feelings can be misplaced by wrong desires. We need to be on guard.
It takes constant attention to overcome who we have been in the past, the wrongs we have done and our selfish thoughts. But we have been redeemed and The Holy Spirit protects us. As we let Him watch over who we are and who we want to be He protects us, changes us, and fill us with love.
Our hearts will be guarded and safe!