Join me in this 30 day scripture study as we learn what it means to guard your heart as a follower of Christ.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO GUARD YOUR HEART?
We often hear phrases associated with our hearts:
- She was broken-hearted.
- Don’t be disheartened.
- I have a full heart.
- That was heartfelt.
- He has a good heart.
- Don’t lose heart.
The heart speaks of feelings and emotions rather than logic and fact. Our brains acquire knowledge, but it seems our hearts decide what to do with it. If you think a person acted kind, you most likely credit their “good heart” instead of their “smart brain”.
This year I want to study what the Bible says about our minds and even our senses, but this month let’s focus on what it says about our heart. Specifically this phrase about “guarding your heart”. What does that mean, and how do we do it?
Well let’s go straight to the source, the Bible, and discover what God has to say on this very subject. Here are a few thoughts I have before we get started:
Our Hearts Reflect Our Speech
Luke 6:45 “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
What are your go-to phrases? Are they a reflection of your heart?
Our Hearts Can Trust God
Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Do you feel lonely or self-reliant? You don’t have to be! Trust the one who knows you best.
Our Hearts Have Desires
Psalm 37:4 “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
What are your desires? Give them to God!
God’s Peace Helps Guard Our Hearts
Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
God wants to give you his peace. It will do more than calm your anxious thoughts, it will guard your heart so you can discern what is good and right!
Our Hearts Make Decisions
2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”
Our hearts prompt us when we’re not sure what to do. They help us act when we are fearful or reluctant.
Wisdom Enters Your Heart
Proverbs 2:10 “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”
Your heart uses knowledge and turns it into wisdom. This is where we become humble, helpful and find meaning in our lives.
APRIL SCRIPTURE STUDY ON GUARDING YOUR HEART
See what other things you can note about matters of the heart when you join me in this April Scripture Study on Guarding Your Heart.
The directions are simple:
- Print the scripture page and make copies of the journaling pages.
- Write a scripture each day in the space on the left and reflect on it in the space on the right.
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For more posts on Bible study, read:
- January: Print this 31 Day Bible Study on Prayer
- February: Print this 28 Day Bible Study on Fasting
- March: Print this 31 Day Bible Study on Jesus’ Ministry
- 5 Styles of Note-Taking You Can Apply to Your Bible Study
- Choosing a Bible That’s Right For You
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