Sunday, 10 October 2010

How to guard your heart?

Our eyes see many things, and then hear so many other things too; after all we don’t live in a bubble.
Thoughts bombard us all the time, misunderstandings occur, injustices, accusations, people mistreat us.
How to deal with so many feelings, without contaminating the heart?
Guarding your heart means; your mind, your will, your emotions. It’s something from inside that shows through your attitudes and actions, including what is said, seen and done.
But then, how to guard it? Let's see what the word of God says.
"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." Proverbs 4:23
First, this makes us think abut our conscience, we cannot allow bad feelings to exist inside of our hearts, after all where there is darkness, the light cannot shine. Your salvation is a stake here.
"Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech.” Verse 24
To guard your heart is also to watch what you say, don’t speak perverse things, false things, that pollute the interior, as Jesus said, "It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; your are defiled by the words that come out of your mouth." Matthew 15:11
Words show what’s inside a person.
"Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.” Verse 25
What we see can also contaminate our hearts. Not having bad eyes is key. The person who sees everything with malice has a tendency to judge and want to take justice into their own hands.
It isn’t easy to see wrongful actions and to hear absurd things without reacting, the best thing to do is to keep to oneself and not take the risk of holding grudges.
"Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil." Verses 26-27
Live far away from evil without getting sidetracked from the Word of God. Examine what path you have followed, the good? Or the evil? Don’t worry about what other might think of you, but do worry about what God thinks of you.


Melody Habla said...

Hi Dona.

Thank you for the nice article. I really think that keeping our hearts clean is one of the hardest battles in life so thank you for giving us this inspiration.

- UCKG Philippines

Jenny Fortes said...

Comment 1 - This Article helped me alot. I am still learning to not go by my emotions and its very hard but I continue to ask God for his strenght and guidance .


Jenny ( new york)

AmatesClau said...

This articles helps me conserve my hearth more I didnt knoe that what we see contaminates our hearth.Also very true dont care what people think care more about what God thinks and sees in us. Thanks

kate said...

We have to choose the things we listen to, if people are saying think we don’t know, is better we walk away than listening to them. That what I have be doing and ever since I made that choice my heart have be free from grudges and bad thought.

Faith Maqhubela said...

I have seen people doing what they see from others which has contaminated thier Faith. And Its true we care more about what people think about us rather than what God think of us.

cphosethu said...

Thank you Mrs Tania

Its so important that we guard our hearts from all bad things. Our hearts must be dwelling places of the Spirit of God.

Esmeralda Orozco said...


the easiest way that the devil an reach to us is by taking over our hearts. How? mainly by making us think with our emotions. If we dont remain strong and avoid wrong feelings then we tend to make us take the wrong decisions. To avoid these emotions we have to have our faith and our spirit strong. Feeding it everyday with gods word and prayer.

Chelcia Tavares said...

true Mrs. tania the devil uses our emotion to destroy us , we have to watch out . thank you for the post ,may God bless you

Noluthando said...

This is very true Mrs Tania
Our hearts should be gaurded because its a decietful place and its where the devil attaks so we need to be in spirit always to avoid trouble

ms guni,england said...

Daily task as satan tries to offended and pollute the heart every minute. Not easy at all but will watch the mouth a lot.

Cecilia Mametse said...

I have learned a lot about guarding our heart this message is opening our eyes as I read it I also examined myself

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