Monday, May 18, 2020

Wellspring of life

Yesterday a thought came to me. Well, actually it was a Bible verse.

Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

You can find that in Proverbs 4:23. Above all else... I find these words intriguing. What else? All else! Yes, as in... everything else. Why? 👉Because a contaminated heart results in a contaminated life.

If we let anger, hatred, bitterness, disappointment, discouragement, fear, anxiety, or worry linger in our hearts, it will contaminate our wellspring of life. It won't take long before dirty water will come out of our mouths, so to speak.

If we let anger in, we become an angry person. If we let worry in, we become a worried person. If we let fear in, we become a fearful person. It is quite simple really.

Guarding our hearts, that is something to meditate upon these days.

Jesus said: Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me (John 14:1). Do not let... again, very intriguing words. No one or nothing has the right to trouble our hearts, we are the ones allowing it to happen. Jesus says, do not let it happen. We must, therefore, guard our hearts.

Maybe you think, 'well, that is easier said than done, Marja.' Personally, I speak against negative influences that are trying to settle in my heart. Go away, in Jesus' name. I am not worried, I am not upset, I am not bitter, because I trust in God and His peace sustains me.

Besides speaking against negative influences, I fill my heart with the Word of God, not with the words of the world. The choice is yours.

It is spiritual warfare at the most basic level. Guard your heart!


  1. Like you, Marja, I choose to trust in God and His admonition to fear not, and trust in Him. If we wallow in fear, worry, and anxiety, we have allowed the evil one a foothold which he neither deserves nor can retain. We are the children of God, and we can stay strong in that knowledge.

    1. Thanks Martha, we should not allow this foothold, so true.

  2. Marja: I received confirmation today that God would take care of a deeply personal need I had. As I was fixing my lunch, I opened our refrigerator door and my eyes fell onto on of those refrigerator magnets I have all over it. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart." I had earlier texted most of my prayer group (one lady does not have a smart phone.) That magnet's message told me what I needed to do. At one time, I would have stewed in my own juices about the news I had received. Your post is right on. We have to learn to trust God with all our cares.

    1. Never easy lessons to learn Cecelia, but worth it all! Thank you for your comment and personal story, it adds value to a blog post!


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