Our reality today is as a result of what we have heard or what we are hearing!
We are control by what we open ourselves to? Informations, suggestion, ideas, news, counsel, advice, report. etc.
All that we hear build something inside us that become our reality or results.
Proverbs 4:23 says: Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. – NKJV
What strike me in this verse is that it didn’t say issues of life will enter our heart but it said out of our heart will come the issues of life, Meaning our heart produces what it has been fed and In turn our life becomes the product of it.
New Living Translation says: Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
What you open your heart to will determine the cause of your life, it will determine your success or failure, fear or faith, death or life, courage or timidity, happiness or sadness etc.
the bible make it clear that protecting our heart should be our almost practice.
Let’s look at two translations of Prov 4:23
GOD’S WORD® Translation: Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it.
Remember it says The source of life flows from your heart. The source of life can be the willingness to stay positive, hopeful and happy.
Good News Translation: Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.
Your life is shape by your thoughts!
How can we protect our heart in this perverted and unfair world?
First, let me tell you the 3 important gate you must deliberately control in other to protect your heart.
1. Eyes to see
2. Ears to hear
3. Nose to smell or perceive
These 3 gates play an important role in our life as to who we fully become!
1. EYES – The eye is the lamp of the body!
Matthew 6:22-23 – The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If you look lustfully you commit sinned in your heart not your eyes, why?Become everything you see your mind/heart store and bear/produce it fruits.
2. EARS – the transmitter and transducer of the body.
Its carry informations into your hearts/minds
Proverbs 15:31 – The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise.
It wasn’t a suggestion that when you position yourself to always hear goods things, positive things, good news, good music etc. your life will become good!
Why? Because your ears transmit positive vibes to your heart which will make your mind function properly!
3. NOSE – the sense of smell
What you smell has a way of affecting your health.
Genesis 27:27 – So he came near and kissed him. And Isaac smelled the smell of his garments and blessed him and said, “See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed!
Isaac could identify each of his son by smelling them, even-though he was deceived by Jacob but we can see that smelling does send some information to our mind.
for example It’s difficult and challenging to have a healthy life when you are living in stinking smelling environment. Your body will stink, Your clothes will stink and Everything in that environment will be stinky too. Smell (good or bad can It can have an effect on your mind/health.
So, our eyes, nose and ears have a way of affecting our today and shaping our future! Luke 6:45 says
The good man brings good things out of the good treasure of his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil treasure of his heart. For out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks.
You see what the bible says here!
So, there is never of something like ‘well I just said it I didn’t really mean it’’ or well that wasn’t what I was thinking’’.
Our words is the product of the state of our mind.
Matthew 15:18 says But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man.
So what we speak today is a result of the state of our mind, and what is in our mind is a result of what we have heard or see. We are all products of something, the good or the bad!
If you come from a family where negativity is norm, it has a way of conditioning your thoughts patterns, and at any challenges you manifest that negativity. And also if you come from environment where positivity is norm, A family or community that believed they believe they can achieve anything, then you will manifest that too.
Human mind is powerful and fragile that whatever you open yourselves to has a way of influencing your life.
Proverbs 4:23 – Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it.
Proverbs 23:7a – For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.
Brothers and Sisters, after you gave your hearts to the Lord what you should be working on is your mind!
Romans 12:2 says And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Kjv
According to the above scripture, to know what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God you must have a renewed mind! see what Amplified Bible say.
And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. Romans 12:2 Amplified Bible
The world is full of superficial values and customs, things that does not last, Things that will not benefit God and ourselves, instead we are encouraged to focus on godly values and good attitudes so that we can live a life of purpose, a life that glorify God.
What you allow these three gates (eyes, nose and ears) focusing on will determine your fruits in life.
Every christian need to know this!
Becareful of what you ear, it will determine your decision making
Be mindful of what you are looking or watching, it can have a major impact on your life
Delibrately determine to be a good environment that will build you up, encounrage you and fire you up to deeping your relationship with God and live a life of purpose!
Your life depends on it, the reality of today and tomorrow depends on it.
Protect Your Heart, Protect Your Future!
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