Above All Else…

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When posting on a Facebook timeline, the question on the space reads ‘what is on your mind?’ Most of the time I don’t post what is on my mind because some of the things I think about are private while some are just not godly. Most of the time when I see my husband staring at the ceiling saying nothing, I always ask this annoying question: ‘What are you thinking about?’ He always gives one answer ‘Nothing’ so of late I have learnt to ask ‘how is your heart?’ when in a good mood he describes the feeling but when in a bad mood he answers ‘it is beating’. It is very hard to know what a human being is thinking about. We can be saying one thing but thinking of another. But at the end of the day, we are what we are thinking about, not what we keep saying. Our actions are made up of our thoughts.

Right now I have noticed that a few of my friends are doing all it takes to guard themselves from the corona virus. Those who were used to going out every day are now staying indoors and those who used to eat fruits straight from the vendors are now washing their fruits three times. I even know some who follow every instruction given by anyone they meet: They are eating garlic every morning, drinking lemon  water, soaking dishes in vinegar, putting in masks while alone at home. Well, am not an expert but I know we should get directions from experts, not all instructions we see on social media that begin with ‘an expert from china…’ are actually from an expert in China. In my previous posts, I have confessed that I am also taking necessary precautions. We are doing all it takes to guard ourselves.

What If we took all the precautions in God’s word to guard our hearts? To flee from every toxic content that may affect our thoughts. The Bible says that everything we do flows from our hearts: from our thought processes. There are places we go to that intoxicate our minds. We also keep friends that influence how we think. The content we consume influence the content we produce. Now that we have proved that we can go to extra miles keeping our bodies secure. It is evident that we can also do our best in taking care of our hearts. When our minds are clear and right with God then we are going to be doing the will of God.  It involves being careful with our environment, what we consume, where we go and who we spend time with.  

There is so much we are being exposed to because of advanced technology; this means that our guards should be higher. We should be extra careful on what we are consuming daily. We are slowly becoming what we consume each day. No one else will know what you are thinking, you can fool people around you, but sooner or later, who you really are will be exposed through your actions.  Remember, we cannot hide from the spirit of God.  He sees what man cannot see. So when all is said and done, above all else, guard your heart.

‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil’ (Proverbs 4:23-27)


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