How to Guard Your Heart: Be Aware

What do you find valuable?   

Do you have a piece of jewelry or a family heirloom of great value? Is it your home or car? A relationship or marriage?   

When we hold something of great value, we become protective over it making sure it is not lost, stolen, or damaged. As valuable as these are, we often don’t see the same standard of worth in protecting our heart.  

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the Wellspring of Life.”   

I want to put emphasis on the phrase “Above all else…” This is a command saying to make this our top priority!  

So, how do we protect or guard our heart? – AWARENESS is a great place to start. Be Aware.   

Often, we are not aware of the fact that this is important. The heart is how we connect with God and people. This is where our dreams, passions, and desires live – the very core of who we are. Its contents matter!  

Proverbs 14:15 (NIV) says, “The simple believe anything, but the prudent give thought to their steps.”  

Give thoughts to your steps…BE AWARE of what you allow into your heart. BE AWARE that your heart is valuable and worth protecting. This is the first step to take in guarding your heart.  

I hope this brings a fresh awareness to you and challenges you to guard your heart.  

What steps will you take to be more aware in guarding your heart?  


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