"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.
Day 10 of a Lenten series on the Psalms. Praying that you will all be encouraged by these 10 verses.
Psalm 91: 3-6 Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.