At The Spoken Word Church this morning we looked at Proverbs 4:23:
23 Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. AMP
Remember that our heart is the combination of our spirit and our soul. We ARE a spirit being, we HAVE a soul (mind, emotions and will). We LIVE in a body while on the earth. The moment we receive Jesus of Nazareth as Lord and personal Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to recreate our dead human spirit into the image of God! Our spirit man, once born again, always agrees with God and His Word. It is with the soul that we make the choices to either agree or disagree with God's Word. These choices affect our entire life here on earth! In order to continue to make wise and Godly choices that will result in good and Godly things, we MUST protect our souls by monitoring what goes in our eyes and in our ears. We looked at what "sensory bombardment" does to a person and how this affects our choices and our lives. Verses 20-22 show us how to properly guard our souls:
20 My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh. AMP
Make sure that you are guarding YOUR heart today! Spend time in fellowship with the One, True, Most High, Living, Almighty God of the Bible, through prayer, praise and worship, and study and meditation of His Word and you will be well on your way to properly renewing your mind to think, speak and act like HIM! Amen! Here is Hillsong with "To Know Your Name":
Shalom in him!