Solomon warns us in Proverbs 4:23 to “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 23:7 says: “For as one thinks, so he is.” If our concealed places, our hearts and our minds, are not well guarded, we will be unable to discern God’s voice. When they are enamored with idols and substitutes, God’s voice is silenced and the very source of our direction for living is walled off, making our lives almost useless.

Thoughts give birth to words and deeds. Therefore, it is of top priority to control one’s heart and mind. Guard them with great diligence! Saturate your mind with the Word of God, the Bible and in being with others who have a heart to walk after God.

Johnny L. Derouen