Guard your Heart
So imagine for a moment our hearts as a garden. What would your garden look like?
If we look at the thoughts that are in our hearts and minds as little seeds, what plants are we sowing? Are they sunflower seeds or daisies that bring joy to those who watch them grow, or are they seeds that produce thorny weeds?
This week, thoughts subtly started creeping in my mind, that if given attention or water would grow into ugly, thorny weeds. The Lord, in His gentle voice spoke to my heart, giving me a warning that these thoughts aren’t pleasing to Him.
First off, I love that our Heavenly Father speaks to us just what we need to hear at just the right time. And how He corrects us in a loving way that in turn draws us unto Himself.
Now these thoughts that crept in needed to be uprooted and not allowed back into my heart. As believers, our hearts are a dwelling place for the Lord, given to Him to rule and reign over our lives. I don’t know about you but I want to give my Lord the prettiest dwelling place possible, filled with an abundance of fruit and beautiful flowers. NO weeds allowed!
So how can I keep the weeds out of my heart and life? By guarding my heart. Proverbs 4:23 instructs us to “ Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.” As thoughts arrive at our hearts door as little seedlings, we have to ask the Lord, is this a thought that will produce something beautiful and pleasing in Your sight or is it a thought that You don’t want in Your garden? We are to be “… bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” - 1 Corinthians 10:5.
The Lord wants us to keep the garden of our heart with all diligence. Maintaining it by weeding out the rotten things are aren’t of Him. Keeping out the thoughts and influences that will destroy its beauty. Be careful of allowing little weeds to grow in your heart, they can quickly and silently destroy a beautiful garden if left unattended. To create and keep the beautiful garden of your heart, be intentional to daily water it and feed it the Word of God.
Lets choose to make our hearts a beautiful garden.