“Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life.”

Proverbs 4:23

It is important to guard what is in your heart because the things that are in your heart will become the controlling factors in your day to day living, Luke 6:45 “a good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”


The gates to your heart are your eyes and your ears. Therefore, the way to guard your heart is to control what you allow to pass through these entryways. You guard your heart try controlling what you allow your eyes to see because your eye is a lamp for your body. You guard your heart by controlling what you allow your ears to hear.

Your heart is the “real” you, it’s everything about a person when the inner person is described. The heart encompasses mind, emotions and will. The words we say and the actions we perform don’t begin at the mouth or hands or the rest of the body; they begin in our heart attitudes. It’s there where decisions get made. Decisions like, whether or not to worship God and walk with Him, or not, whether to live for Him, or for ourselves.

Direct your heart towards God, determine that your heart will no longer belong to whoever and whatever offers to fill it for you. Begin today directing it to Christ. Let God and His Word and Holy Spirit have control today. Do whatever it takes. But begin protecting the most complex and vital and far-reaching part of you and the Lord will purify you.

Garment of Praise

Monthly Insights for Spiritual Growth, Encouragement and Personal Victory.

Oluyemisi Onanuga

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