DAY 24 OF DEVOTIONAL KEEP A WATCH OVER YOUR HEART!
TOPIC: KEEP A WATCH OVER YOUR HEART!
A few months ago, a solo robber was apprehended by the police in one of the states in South West Nigeria. He worked as a taxi driver and also owned a football viewing centre. At the time of his arrest, he was caught with 9 serviceable power generating sets.
When journalists interviewed him, he told the story of how he stole the first power generating set. According to the story, on that fateful day, he took a passenger to a particular area where he stole that generator. On getting there, he noticed that the generator was left outside. He said he was tempted to steal it because there was nobody outside and no passers-by. He parked his taxi cab beside the house, walked stealthily towards the generator and took it away. Having been successful in that first operation, he then made stealing his regular pursuit and within a short period of time, he had stocked his football viewing centre with many brands of power generating sets!
This is a very pathetic story but the whole thing started when he openedhis heart to satan to creep in – at the first temptation. He was never a thief but yielded to the temptation of stealing and thereafter he could not stop. He just kept stealing until he was eventually caught. What a disgrace! Today’s scripture says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Vs.23). Another translation says, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” Jesus said, “for from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, an evil eye, blasphemy,pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within and defile the man” (Mark 7:21).
Your heart is so important spiritually that you have to protect it. Even in the physical realm, in medicine, the heart is regarded as the strategic vital organ of the body. Don’t open up your heart FOR ONE SECOND to things that are ungodly if you want to make your Christian journey a success in this year 2022. Catch this: The purpose of life is simply to live a life of purpose.
Since purpose begins from the heart, guard your heart! TODAY SUNDAY 24TH, is ONLINE ANOINTING SERVICE! Theme: “LORD, REMEMBER ME; TURN MY SCARS TO STARS!” (Come with your water, anointing oil and your business or office points of contact).
PRAYER POINTS: Take any song of wosrhip as led now. 1. Millions died last night! Thank God for keeping you alive till today. 2. From this day, I dedicate my heart NEVER to allow one second of DISCOURAGEMENT, ADULTERY, FORNICATION, ANGER, BITTERNESS, DECEIT, DEPRESSION, SELF-PITY, ETC, in Jesus name. I decree today: Every power of distraction, fall and D-R-Y UP in Jesus name. Holy Ghost, help me not to lose my PURPOSE in life! Help me to stay focused to the end in Jesus name. Pray in TONGUES for at least 50 minutes NOW! Using any politician you know as point of contact, pray for your government leaders/ their families today. Pray about today as led now Related