Guard your heart.

Has it ever occurred to you why you need to protect your heart, when you are already certain that God holds it?

Simple. Even though God created it, even though He holds it amongst many other things He has in His hands, He does not have a tight grasp around it because God is a gentleman. He does not put a leash around it so that you will do what He tells you to do. He wouldn’t force Himself to you, that’s why you were given your free will. You have the ability to decide for yourself because Jesus’ blood enabled you. You are victorious. You are loved. You are free.

And as much as you know this grace-filled fact, the enemy knows it, too. He knows how to go around your mind, and trick it into something that would contribute to his selfish plans. He is too afraid that you would experience the joy and peace and hope that are coming from Jesus. He is exerting all his might so that he could snatch your heart away from God’s hands. The enemy is a thief. He comes only to steal, to kill, and to destroy. That’s why you should protect your heart.

That’s why you should come near the Father and immense yourself with how great and how deep His love is for you. That’s why you should listen to His voice above all else because He will tell you where to go and what to do. That’s why you should seek Him more and more, so that He can show the many things that would be done with just one “Yes.” That’s why He is God. He knows everything. And I’m so glad that He does.

“Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” – Proverbs 4:23 (AMP)

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