Good Morning Precious and Dearly Loved Child of Our Abba Father!
“Above all else, guard your heart, for from it flow the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23. King James Version says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence…” We live in a world filled with evil, darkness, sickness, disease, fear, malice, hatred, a deep sense of lack in all areas…. The goal is to not let any of this inside of our hearts, even though we live in environment surrounded and filled by all this darkness. We are to guard what we let into our heart.
No one else can do this for you, not even God or the Holy Spirit! You are the guard of your own heart, by the power of the Holy Spirit. He supplies the power and Love, but you decide on what goes in and stays in! You have been given the Gift of a new heart, from God, but if you allow darkness into your innermost being, there will be a veil over your new heart. You cannot control what happens around you, but you must control what goes and stays inside of your heart. This is our responsibility.
Darkness, fear, condemnation, lack exists EVERYWHERE, but we are to be on guard and not let this junk into the heart! Businesses hire security guards so intruders cannot enter into buildings uninvited. People have guard dogs and body guards to protect themselves from unwanted attacks. You are the guard on duty of your own heart! The best way to guard your own heart, is to fill it up to overflowing with the Joy, Love, Glory, and Presence of the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit! As you SET your heart and mind on things above, on the heavenly realities and not on worldly things, you are guarding your heart!
While we live in the world, we are to have our hearts SET on the heavenly realities, and not let the darkness, fear, condemnation… into our heart! The best way to prevent intruders into your heart is to fill it up, to accept the inward continual flow of the Father’s Love, and set your heart and mind there! In this case, the best defense, is a potent and very alive offense of the Father’s Love being poured into your heart by Holy Spirit!
This is how Jesus endured the Cross. “For the JOY SET before Him, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the Throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12:2-3. Jesus had His heart SET on the Joy before Him, this Joy was being with His Father and being with all of His children perfected in heaven with Him for eternity!
Earthly life delivers many hurtful, seemingly deadly blows on a constant basis, because the enemy’s mission is to steal, kill, destroy and devour you because he is enraged at you. Jesus endured the attack of the enemy on His life for you, by setting His heart and mind on the Joy of the heavenly realities!!!
How about you? Are you ready to do life the way that Jesus demonstrated and SET your heart and mind on the Joy and Love of the heavenly realities even during the deceitful attacks of the enemy? As you open your heart to the Joy and Love that is in your new heart and that is always being poured by the Father through the Holy Spirit, you are doing a great job at guarding your heart! So above all else, guard your precious new heart that has been given to you! The issues of your life will the fullness of His Love and Joy! Ready for these new issues flowing out from your new heart? SHALOM!!!!!!!
Jerry Brown 3-5-2013