The Heart of the Matter

It may be time to get to the heart of the matter, precious Daughters of Christ. The Word speaks so much about our hearts, and how it is of much importance to keep them on the path of righteousness and integrity. Specifically, in verse 23 of Proverbs 4, we are commanded, above all else, to guard our hearts. In the ESV, it tells us to keep our hearts with vigilance. The truth is, your heart is the foundation on which you build your daily life. Your words, your thoughts, your intentions, are all dictated by the state of your heart. Matthew 12 verse 34 says, “For our of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

You want to know what a woman who stands in the truth of the Lord looks like? She looks humble, but so confident in her King. She looks broken, but so complete in what He has done for her. She looks grateful. She exudes love. But most importantly, she walks in discipline. To be vigilant means to keep a careful watch for approaching danger that may be ahead. It is not passive. It is alert and cautious. Because a woman who stands in truth understands that she is guarding something incredibly valuable, something not to be taken lightly. She understands that what she lets into her heart shapes her walk with her Father & the direction of her life. She won’t allow trash into her heart, because she knows how precious it is to the One who created her.

Let His Word creep into your heart. Let his Truth surround it & prayer consume it. Position yourself so very close to the Lord, & ask Him to help you to be diligent to continuously choose Him over everything else. Choose to protect the beauty that the Lord has given to you & so lovingly paid the ultimate price for. Don’t give it away to anything else-it simply isn’t theirs for the taking.

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Prayer Of Thankfulness

God, how can I thank you enough for being who you are? How can I praise you enough for your grace and mercy towards me? Thank you for your compassion, thank you that your heart is sad when I cry, and that your eyes are filled with tears when I am broken. No amount of love, acceptance or attention on this earth will ever compare to your love for me. Please don’t let me lean on this world’s love to fulfill me, Jesus. I want your love, the love that never fails, never deceives, and never lets me down. God, I want to lean so much on you that when everything around me crashes, I can stand up strong because you are truly my rock. You are my best friend, the only one who always listens and is constantly loving towards me, even when I am unlovable. Thank you for overcoming this world so that I can, too. I love you, Jesus. Amen.