The passage of Proverbs 4:23 speaks the word of God that above anything else, guard your heart; because life flows from it. It is important to know and understand that God commands us to guard our hearts. But why does it mean when God tells us to protect our hearts? In this article we will break down some aspects that are important for our lives as children of God and that we must follow to fulfill the purpose and established will of the Lord.
“Above all else, guard your heart,Proverbs 4:23
for everything you do flows from it.”
How do you emotionally Guard your heart?
By staying alert and vigilant at all times. If we do not keep our spiritual senses awake and guard our hearts, the spirit weakens and the flesh gains strength. The apostle Paul tells us in the Bible: “Always be on the alert, but trusting in Christ. Be strong and brave.” 1 Corinthians 16:13.
Doing this prevents the possibility of opening a loophole in us so that the evil one can launch one of his darts and contaminate our minds. This leads to the hardening of the heart, making room for roots of bitterness, anger, anger and all feelings contrary to the fruits of the Spirit.
Prayer to Guard Your Heart
Lord Jesus, this morning I turn my heart to You. I love you. I turn my heart back to You.
Lord, thank you that your love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, thank you that your love never fails.
Help us to love as you love. Fill us with your Spirit so that we can choose what is best. We are weak Lord, but we know also, that even when we are weak, you are strong within us. Thank you that it’s not all up to us. Thank you that you equip us to face each day with the power of your love, your forgiveness, and your grace.
We love you Lord, and we need you today, and every day,
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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How to guard our heart according to the Bible?
- Treasuring the word of God
- Studying the word of God
- Putting the word of God into action.
- Avoiding distractions and harmful messages
- Choosing relationships and friendships well.
- Asking for help from the right people
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What does God say about guarding your heart?
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” Matthew 5:8. The heart is in total service of the Spirit and can receive the thoughts of God, the revelation and all the hidden mysteries. From the mouth of the believer will flow rivers of living water and divine knowledge.
This is the heart of those who love and fear God, basing their lives not on the flesh but on the Spirit. As mentioned in Romans 8: 11-14. The Spirit of God has taken over and our conscience has been cleansed and restored making us sensitive to God’s ways and the realm of the Spirit.
By receiving directly from our spirit the direction of all things, he will send it to the mind of the soul, to let us know the will of God.
“We do not cease to pray for you, and ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.” Colossians 1:9
Life flows from the heart
Our intense attention to our heart translates into a straight inner life. We must guard our whole person. That starts in the heart, all the matters of our life are positively or negatively affected by what is in our heart.
God in his complete mercy and love, is always giving us that little push that we need, either through advice, an exhortation or perhaps a preaching, because He wants our understanding towards the spiritual to be complete, just as our physical body has a anatomy, because our spirit and our soul also possess it; and it is there where all the things that we need to transform are accumulated so that the power of God can enter and leave, since if not, we cleanse ourselves of all contamination of spirit, as, then, the light of God can enter our Being, if it is covered in darkness.
Protect your Heart Quotes
“Guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” – Proverbs 4:23
“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8
“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith” Ephesians 3:17
What is the heart?
The heart is one of the most important organs of the human body, with which our blood system is driven throughout the body. Did you know that in addition to your physical heart, you have a spiritual heart? When speaking in the word of God, about everything saved, keep your heart refers to the spiritual heart, since it is connected to the physical heart.
The heart is one of the most important parts, since it is the center of our being and the main door to the spirit. It is the organ that determines everything that we are, as well as the realization of our destiny on this earth and in eternity.
The heart is what determines who we are, as we mentioned before, how we behave and it is from where we make all decisions in our lives.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.”Proverbs 23:7
The decisions that come from the heart are what make us take the big steps in life, it is where all the strength of our being comes out to obtain victory, what we want to achieve, and overcome the various situations or tribulations that are presented to us. . And most importantly, it is the place where our salvation or damnation is determined.
“For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”Romans 10:10
Only the heart is capable of leading the soul to true repentance and to submit it to change our behavior, our intentions and motivations. The heart is a spiritual bridge that links our spirit and soul, and is directly connected to the heart organ of the body.
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God’s instruction in Proverbs 4:23
According to the above, it is necessary to keep our own conscience clean so that it can only be filled with the thoughts of God. In this way we put our hearts at the service of the Holy Spirit.
With this, God blesses us by revealing to us the mysteries kept in his word. And if our thoughts are the thoughts of God, only the rivers of living water contained in them can come out of our mouth.
Life will spring from our mouths as our spirits receive instruction and direction from God. Instructions that will reach our clean conscience, a clean heart and thus be able to know how good, pleasant and perfect the will of God is.
Knowing the apostle Paul all this he was already praying for us. In the same way we must do it for all those who still do not have this knowledge, Blessed be the will of the Lord!
What does it mean to guard your heart? The heart is in total service of the Spirit and can receive the thoughts of God, the revelation and all the hidden mysteries. Jesus is the visible image of the invisible God, so that when there is a change of heart in us, Christ manifests himself and we can see him.
Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.2 Corinthians 3:15-18