ABOVE ALL ELSE, GUARD YOUR HEART. (Proverbs 4:23)
As I have said before (& have done so myself repeatedly) we give our hearts away every day. We give them to those who don’t properly care for them, we give them away to fleeting fancies, we give them away to anyone and anything that will have them…hoping, that we will receive something back…LOVE.
Disappointment comes fast. Our great expectations not met. We are not aware or do not believe that our GOD is the only ONE who can be trusted to guard them against what we fear the most…our love returned void.
As we “rest” in the Lord, “His peace will guard our hearts.” (Ephesians 4:7) His peace, will open up the door to contentment in Him. As we experience His goodness and His faithfulness through our obedience, our faith in our Father will grow. His peace will become our longing…what we come to know…and in it, we find contentment.
We must learn to give our hearts to the one who knows them…to the one who created them…to the one who protects them…and…loves them perfectly. Take the first step. He will meet you right there.
We love because He FIRST loved us.
BUT…our hearts need guarding…for unguarded, they are broken and wounded…empty.
As we commit ourselves to abiding in Christ, we will receive all we could ever hope for or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)
That’s a GREAT return on our investments.
The ONLY sure thing to a NO FAIL INVESTMENT.
Let the Lord’s peace guard your heart…heal your heart, bind your heart to His:)
When “He is our portion” we find Contentment.
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