These past two weeks I have been focusing on the mind and thoughts, but there is another important aspect and function of our body/life, the HEART.
Proverbs 4 verse 23 warns us to guard our hearts, above all else, for everything we do flows from it.
According to research, the heart communicates with the brain.
The condition of our heart is just as important as our mind (thoughts). Ultimately, the two connects, from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The condition of our heart depends on what we allow inside, it shapes our thoughts and attitude.
This is why the Bible teaches us to guard our hearts, we should be so careful not to allow negative and toxic emotions to take over, for they sit deep inside the heart.
The hurt, pain, and unforgiveness turns into grudges and it soon takes over the heart and mind. We find ourselves constantly speaking negatively about the next person. All of this affects our well-being.
‘’Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.’’ Psalm 51:10
We should always ask God in prayer, to clean out our hearts of any toxic things we might be holding onto, knowingly or unknowingly. Continually asking God to rather fill us with a clean and pure spirit. We should take care of our emotions and be in control of what we allow to flow inside and out.
Let us become more aware of what we carry in our hearts so that the holy spirit can cleanse us daily and also lead us. By allowing this, we as believers, can live a peaceful and victorious life in Christ.
‘’The bottom line is, if you want to be a victorious Christian, guard your heart – even when you don’t feel like it.’’ – Joyce Meyer
‘’And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your heart and your minds in Christ Jesus’’ – Philippians 4:7