The heart is a very delicate organ. When ones heart stops beating, the person stops breathing and dies. The heart also connects with our emotions and thoughts that’s why people say their heart was broken, or something melted their hearts even the Bible says that as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
The above verse tells us to guard our heart with all diligence. But how do we guard our heart, with so much darkness in the world?. Remember, the Bible tells us that light shines in darkness and darkness comprehended it not. That is in the midst of the deepest darkness children of light can still shine and overcome.
We guard our heart by guarding our thoughts. Think about what you’re thinking about. Cast down every wrong imagination and every high thing that sets itself against the knowledge of God and bring into captivity every thought to obey Christ. The Bible gives us a formula for the thoughts we ought to think to guard our hearts and renew our minds. See Phillips answers 4:8. One of the thoughts we should think are pure thoughts. If you’re not married (even if you are) and all you think about is sex then that’s not pure, you shouldn’t be thinking that. When such thoughts come, you cast it down and bring it into captivity to obey Jesus Christ.
Thoughts are some what tricky. Sometimes it feels like we can’t do anything about our thoughts and in some cases we want to think about what we think about even though it’s wrong. I think that’s where obedience to God’s word comes in. We have to obey God. We have to walk by faith and not by sight knowing that God has our best interest. He can not give bad advice. We have to trust Him knowing that when He says think that and don’t think this, it is for the betterment of our lives and destiny.
I pray that God will give you grace, strength and wisdom to obey and trust in Him.
Prayer: Lord, give me the grace to guard my heart, help me Lord and remind me to choose and think the right thoughts. Remind me to cast down every wrong thought to renew my mind and to become more like you. In Jesus’ powerful name, Amen.