We are the gatekeeper to our hearts. Many thieves and robbers of our faith will show up trying to get to our hearts. Their intentions are to contimate the springs of life. To stop the flow of living waters.
The thief enters in through the thought life. One drop at a time. One negative thought leads to another. What starts out as small and insufficient becomes a polluted river. It ends up flowing into others lives. One person can poison so many people.
Unless we take charge and refuse those thoughts entrance, they will become so real we will find ourselves acting them out in real life.
As a man thinketh in his heart so is he. When we open our ears to polluted talk (things that are contrary to the Word) we have given the enemy a key to our heart.
Our reaction at that very moment should be to hold a sign up that says, Access Denied. When opportunity arises to get offended quickly slam the No Entry door.
We all know of people that have allowed their hearts to become harden. It’s easy to get like that if you don’t guard your heart. Listening to the voice of the enemy will cause your heart to become harden. Jesus speaks in a still small voice and the enemy pounds away. Repeating the same thing over and over and over until he convinces us —– “it must be so”.
Test and trials in life can take you down a roaring current. It’s a decision that each of us make to row against the flow. The easiest thing on the flesh is to run from problems and not face them. Have you ever noticed that the Armour of God is for the front parts. We face the enemies, not run from them. No matter how long you run, the devil has a way of finding you and using the same trick. Until you shut the door.
What have you allowed to enter into your heart. What kind of water is flowing out your spout. People everywhere are looking for a cup of fresh water.
Today each of us can make a choice to drink only from the fountain of Life. It starts with a pure heart, and that comes through repentance. Then shut the door and keep it shut from anything that would give the enemy of our faith entrance into our house (hearts).