16 December 2016 Last updated at: 8:41 AM
Devotion: Do not be anxious
Philippians 4 : 6-7 ” Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
The Heart of man which is the spirit of a person is where all the issues of life springs from.Proverbs 4 : 23 ” Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.” Your success or failure comes from the heart. Your holiness comes from the same heart. Same heart can defile you.Matthew 15 : 18 ” But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.” That is why it is important to guard the heart.
Anxiety contaminates both the mind and the heart and that is why the opening scripture says we should not be anxious. Then tells us that instead we need to pray and petition God with thanksgiving. The scripture goes on to say when we do so, then the peace of God will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. This means peace is one of the guarding tools for the heart. Those who don’t pray and dont thank God dont have peace and those who don’t have peace have unguarded heart and that is why they can be subjected to different attacks. Failure is so close to those who have no peace because their springs of life are not well guarded.
Refuse to be anxious, refuse to fail, refuse to destroy your springs of life. Choose to have peace and choose to guard your heart always.
I have peace like a river. I guard my heart and am a success.
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