How to Guard Your Heart as a Christian

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Bible Text: Proverbs 4:23

The heart is the mind. It's the fountain of our thoughts that guides our actions. The heart must be protected because it affects every aspect of our lives in words and actions.

To guard our hearts, we should avoid following the ways and patterns of the world.

Romans 12:2, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind...”

We soon become what our mind gives its attention to. If we give attention to the world, our mind starts living by it.

Instead of giving attention to the world, renew your mind daily with the word of God. God's word is an effective tool to keep the heart safe as a Christian.

Another way to keep our hearts safe is eye control.

Psalm 119:37, “Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.”

The eye is like the mouth of the mind. Whatever the eyes see goes into the mind.

We should take extreme care of the things we gaze at with our sight. Like Job, make a covenant with your eyes and don't look at anything inappropriate (Job 31:1).

We guard our hearts by prayer as well. The Psalmist prayed, “Create in me a clean heart...”

Psalm 51:10, “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”

Prayer purges the heart. It cleanses it from every falsehood and ungodliness.

We should pray for the peace of God to reign in our hearts, which only Jesus gives. The peace of God will guard against the thoughts of anxiety and fear that Satan might bring (Philippians 4:7).

Keeping the right company will also guard the mind.

Interaction with friends goes to our minds, which affects our words and action.

1 Corinthians 15:33, “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”

Love all, but not everyone should be a close companion.

It's important to take care of the heart and mind. The Pharisees were more concerned about outward appearance, and Christ was not happy with them (Matthew 23:27).

A man is known by the fruit of his lips because the mouth speaks from the abundance of the heart (Luke 6:45).

Only the pure in heart will see God (Matthew 5:8). May God give us the grace to live a healthy Christian lifestyle to keep our hearts and minds in good shape.
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May 6, 2022 at 11:04 AM ×

Thanks for reading. God bless you. 😊