Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Are you vigilant about protecting your heart? Proverbs 4:23

Good morning everyone,
Proverbs 4:23 says, 'Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.'  Well how do you do that?  Psalm 91:14 says, 'Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him; I will protect him, because he knows My name.'  How often do you call on the Lord?  Is He your last ditch effort just to call upon when you are in the midst of a mess and you need bailing out, or is He your go to guy all the time?  If He is your last ditch effort, how can you really know Him?  Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a man who authored some 30 books in his 41 years of life.  His heart was devoted to his Lord and Savior.  In one of those books, Prayer-A Holy Occupation, he asks the question, 'What temptation do I continually give in to?  Instead of praying, "Give me the strength to resist" (which God has already done), what might happen if I were to pray, "Give me the will to use the strength You have made available?"  Sometimes we bang our head against the wall not using the brain that He has given us to limit the frustration that we are up against on a daily basis.  More so, we allow satan to creep into our heart through the back door not protecting the very core of our soul!  Our Father wants to dine with us and He wants to spend time with you to show you the ways that you can protect yourself from that happening!  The result will flow forth 'springs of life!'  God Bless each of you as you take time to show the Creator how important He is to you so that He can show you just how important you are to Him! 
Your brother in Christ,

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