Be Transformed Devo
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Proverbs 4:23 New Living Translation
December 6, 2017
Guard Your Heart
By Nina Roach
Your thought life is extremely important. It controls you and every outcome that you have and will experience. Whether you have realized it or not, the way that you live stems from the way that you think. Solomon said it best in Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” You are what you think.
All your thoughts—positive, negative or indifferent control your attitudes and your actions. Your attitudes determine your elevation and they also increase your capacity to receive all that God has for you. There is nothing that can stop or block your blessings other than your thoughts towards them. Pause and reflect upon that statement for a moment.
Every thought you have sown will be every thought that you will reap, this is a scientific principle. There is an old adage that states,”Sow a thought, reap a deed. Sow a deed, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.” Your destiny deserves a good harvest from the good seeds that you have intentionally taken the time to sow in your mind.
Your heart, words, and actions all follow your mind. Whatever gets pass the soul, gets into your heart, out of your mouth and determines the course of your life. If you ever want to know what’s really inside of your soul, listen to the words that you are speaking. Words are containers of power. Your future lives inside of your mouth. Out of the abundance of your thoughts in your heart, your mouth speaks.
God cares about your heart and your words. He takes them seriously, even if you don’t. Today, you can decide to be a good governor of your thoughts as you are restoring the health and vitality of your soul. Before you become all who God sees you already to be, and have all that he desires for you to have, you must begin to agree with him and meditate on his thoughts towards you. God’s thoughts towards you are always good. But how will you ever know that if you have never read, heard and received his thoughts concerning you?
This Week’s Action of Faith: Take these practical steps to start guarding your heart: Think like God. You are fearfully and wonderfully made to think just like your Maker—God. Get God’s thoughts about you on your mind and store them up in your heart by meditating often about them. Whatever God says about you in his word and all that you have inherited in Christ Jesus is the truth. God can’t lie. He is the Father of Truth. Satan is the father of lies. Don’t affiliate your actions with who you are. Your actions stem from your thought life, they are not who you are or have been. Listen to SHIFT TODAY RADIO “Wednesday Wellness Live Segment “Guard Your Heart.
Faith Declaration
Today I guard my heart will all diligence. I agree with God, and who he says that I am. I born again of a good heritage, and have a good inheritance that I can obtain now. My words are containers of power. I meditate on God’s thoughts towards me throughout the day and manifest his thoughts concerning me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. How great you are my God.
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