A short reflection, (Guard your heart)

This week I have been choosing to be intentional with filling myself up with the word of God, with quiet meditation and prayer. I am not going to do an in-depth blog this week as I have been using this time to refresh and to lean to the Father; as the Lord has been helping me to find peace and rest in his presence. I have a small reflection, these are questions I have been thinking over and I have made applicable for us all. I do not have all the answers, many of these questions are still a work in progress. If you have been struggling with the same thing, know that you are not alone. We can walk through this together.

One issue I have been working on this week is intentionally guarding my heart. In Proverbs 4v23 it states, ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.’, what we choose to fill ourselves with ultimately will flow out. May we all acknowledge the way that we are choosing to live and what we are choosing to surround ourselves with. Are we becoming the people who we believe we should be or are we becoming the people the world has asked us to be? It is easy to simply follow what everyone else is doing. It is easy to consume the same things, think the same things and do the same things. However, when we go home at night and we honestly think about what we are doing; is it bearing any good fruit? Are we becoming who God has called us to be or have we just let that part of us be overshadowed by the world? These are some of the questions I am truly meditating on. I am in the process of learning to surrender all to the Lord and implementing better practices to walk more closely with the Lord. As I journey through this and continue to learn, it will be something I share with you and hopefully an area in which we can all grow together. At the moment I am leaning into the Lord and finding my rest there. I want to finish this blog with a prayer and I am going to link a few sermons, that have been helpful through this season.

Prayer: Father, thank you for your grace and faithfulness to us all through this season. Thank you for holding us close, even when we do not notice it. For protecting us and guiding us, even when we believe we are doing life on our own. May we have the faith to keep going knowing that you are with us. Thank you for who you have made us to be, for the beauty of each of our hearts. May we choose to take time to focus on what we are allowing to fill our lives. If we can see that what is consuming us is not honoring you. May we know your grace and love, to come before you and surrender it. To allow you to fill our hearts with that which is good and true. If we have been struggling for a while, may you give us the wisdom to reach out to the right person who will support us through all trials and triumphs. Thank you, Lord, for the peace and rest that we can find in your presence. Even when our doubts seem to be the loudest noise may we have faith, even as small as a mustard seed, to know that you will meet us there. Thank you, even in our quieter weeks that you never stop caring or supporting us. To God be the glory. In Jesus name, Amen.

May you have a blessed week. May you find time to rest and find peace in the presence of the Lord. God bless, Victoria. xx

7 thoughts on “A short reflection, (Guard your heart)

  1. Wonderful thoughts, thank you.

    One of the thoughts that particularly resonates to me is “Are we becoming the people who we believe we should be or are we becoming the people the world has asked us to be?”

    For me, it’s not just the world in general, but I can think of specific people, too.

    The L-RD bless you and protect you!
    The L-RD deal kindly and graciously with you!
    The L-RD bestow His favor upon you and grant you peace!
    (Numbers 6:24-26)

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read the blog. 😊
      I agree. It easy to fall into the trap of trying to live up to the expectations of others and becoming the person they want us to be.
      Ultimately we need to decide how fruitful our life can be when it is built upon people’s expectation. How do we surrender a life that has been belonged to others for too long?
      It is a hard one but I do believe the grace of God will meet us in the midst of all our thoughts.

      Amen!
      The Lord bless you and keep you;the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
      Be blessed! ❤️

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  2. Thank you for sharing this very important word while we have time to honestly reflect on God’s Word. May you be blessed as you earnestly seek His will.

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  3. So important to guard our heart because out of our hearts Jesus says flows the person who we truly are. We pray set a watch over our mouths Psalm 141 v 3 We daily renew our minds Rom 12 v 1-2 Daily we must pray PSALMS 51 V 10 Create in me a pure heart O God and renew a steadfast spirit within me. V17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit a broken and contrite heart. Alternate reading says My sacrifice O God is a broken spirit a broken and contrite heart.
    Excellent timely blog when are hearts are moved in many directions in these difficult days

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