Prov. 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do. NLT
Everyday we should be working on keeping our hearts pure because the end result of keeping your heart pure is you will be able to SEE GOD.
I would like you to close your eyes and picture what you think God might look like. Then realize your view of Him falls way short. He is much greater than what we can even think, believe or comprehend.
God is so far beyond descriptive words it isn't even funny and all we have to do to see Him is keep our hearts PURE.
So let me ask you where is your heart? What and where do you spend your most time and money? When you answer those two questions you will have a pretty good idea where your heart is.
So what does your speech sound like?
Jesus said you can tell what is in a person's heart by the way they speak.
What does your speech convict you of today?
I can tell you before I became a Christian my mouth was used to pour out profanities. If it were a cuss word I have most likely said it and some times I even learned profanity in foreign languages.
If you use profanity I can tell you this: you haven't been guarding your heart. You have left your heart unguarded and the evil one has sent one of his spirits to sow the seeds of evil and because you were not guarding your heart the entrance in was most likely fairly simple.
You should be alert that the evil one is trying to take over your heart.
WITH THEIR EARS THEY SCARCELY HEAR,
AND THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR EYES,
OTHERWISE THEY WOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES,
HEAR WITH THEIR EARS,
AND UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART AND RETURN,
AND I WOULD HEAL THEM.'
This is an Old Testament quote (Isa.29:13) and the way we know that is it is written in all capital letters. There is a warning for us to pay attention to and that is if you don't guard your heart it can become DULL of hearing.
In other words, you will not listen to the words of eternal life. You won't listen to God's Word and this all happened because you were too busy to guard your heart from the evil one.
Please read this passage of scripture Mt 13:18-19 - Hear then the parable of the sower. "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart …"
It is my prayer for all my readers today that you guard your hearts. Please don't let it become DULL of hearing God's Word and by all means don't let the evil one snatch away what has been sown in your heart.
Give the Word of God a chance to grow in your heart. The best way to do that is continue to read God's Word and fellowship with God's people.
Think About This:
If God is kept outside, something must be wrong inside.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God’s Word
Gary A Serago.