The Unguarded Heart: Everything you do flows from it.
Since most Christian marriage books put such a premium on guarding your heart, the result is that it often leaves couples paralyzed as their marriage develops. What I am saying is that these boundaries should flow from your relationship with God. Prayer, not boundaries, is the means of guarding your heart.
How you approach your relationship with God is going to directly impact how you approach your marriage.
Biblically, Solomon understood the heart to be the center of the whole person—not just the source of emotions and will but also of wisdom and perspective. In essence, the heart referred to who you were as a person. Solomon rightly realized that what you do flows from who you are. It depends on how you define guarding your heart. Obviously, the only go-ahead for physical intimacy is in the context of marriage. You should always be protecting your character because that dictates how you show up in your marriage. Guarding your heart is one of the most important yet least understood facets of marriage.
It can paralyze you, or it can liberate you.
Guarding your heart is the key to saving yourself in your marriage along with fighting for your marriage in a way that honors God. By so doing, you are a step ahead in one of the most important methods in affair-proofing your marriage. She now resides in Charlotte, NC with her loving husband and daughter. FB twitter IG.
05/29/18 Guard Your Heart
Skip to content. Categories Relationships. I cannot even speak its coordinates to you all because there are blog readers in this house who may or may not be trusted. You know- there are a million things I have and share in a day: my time, my resources, the food off my plate. Those little pieces of Heaven create a moment in my day.
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I have been guilty of an unguarded heart. I have at times felt that if God is leading me somewhere I need to sacrifice all of my energy and resources into that one place.
If you leave them for a few minutes, no big deal. You pitch the top wipe. But if you keep leaving them unattended in that compromising situation, then before you know it the whole pack has gone bad. Not guarding your heart dries you out.
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Protect your time with the Lord. Make time for the Lord. One on one time with God in prayer is imperative to a God-filled, God-led life.
Set apart time to be still and seek Him, and use this time to ask God for wisdom on all matters- big and small. Listen to Philippians emphasis added :.
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Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Like Liked by 1 person. Like Like.
I love this! Timely and wise words — thank you! I agree: God will give us the resources to obey His will time, energy, money, materials, etc.
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I needed this. Beautiful analogy and advice about guarding your heart. I just saw those yesterday at my favorite local shop and almost picked up a pack! You are commenting using your WordPress.