"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life."
One of the most important part of our bodies is our heart. It beats to keep us alive sending the stream of life or blood flow through our bodies. We must keep our hearts healthy.
Yet the heart is also the most important place of our lives spiritually and emotionally. It is the place where our good or our crookedness comes from.
That's why God tells us to guard our hearts. It is vital that we do this so our physical and spiritual lives are healthy. Guard it so that nothing can penetrate it that will be deadly.
Because of the work we do as leaders it is easy for our hearts to become cold to the people we serve because the wickedness of the world or the poor choices that people make or the way some try to manipulate the church to serve their own needs or wants. I pray that our hearts will be pure and pointed toward God. I pray that we will allow God to guard our heart and keep it healthy.
May our choices, physically and spiritually, add to the ability for our heart to function as God created it to do.
NOTE: this was originally shared in October of 2012 as a note to leaders.