"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." Proverbs 4:23
Your heart’s condition depends on the things you allow into your heart. These things form your thoughts and attitudes, and ultimately, shape the deepest part of your being. No matter what your circumstances (the outside) are, if your heart (the inside) is right, you’re going to be okay.
There’s nothing more important than your inner life—what’s in your heart. Life is not your circumstances, the kind of house you live in, the kind of job you have or how much money you have. You can have the best of these things and still be miserable. On the other hand, it’s amazing how happy and peaceful you can be in the middle of the lousiest circumstances, including the turmoil that’s going on in the world today, if you keep your heart in the right condition.
Matthew 5:8 says, Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. I love that! Do you want to hear from God? Keep your heart pure. Do you want to know God’s secrets? Keep your heart pure. Taking time to keep your heart pure is similar to cleaning out your basement or attic. Once you turn on the lights and start looking around in there, don’t be surprised to find some things you didn’t expect.