DAY 87 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

if a spring is polluted, everything it produces will be polluted.

Title: GUARD YOUR SPRINGS

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life

Proverbs 4:23

Allow me to quickly reinstate something tonight, dear reader. This devotional (WTTWD) wasn’t produced to prove a point of high spiritual achievement or perfection. It wasn’t produced also to make a name for myself. Rather, it is an answer to a directive, a readily provided solution to a life’s cry, maybe not yours but someone’s.

So, every word you get each day is actually inspired at the point of typing, so that it isn’t a product of man’s wisdom but a demonstration of the Spirit of God and His power.

If you notice a flaw or anything, feel free to bring my notice to it in love and clarity, and it will be corrected. We are family. We are ever learning. God bless your continuing support, both spiritually, financially and all wise, in making this Divine assignment successful as well as towards the coming E-book. I appreciate you. And if you aren’t supporting because you don’t know how, please send me a message through the contact me link and I’ll let you know how to send your support to see this work steadily become a handy material available for everyone. No seed is too small.

Our opening text today calls the heart the source of our life’s issues. Somewhere else in Prov. 23:7, it says that a man is as he thinks in his heart. In other words, what he is outside is a reflection of his heart. This is deep.

I hear a lot of people say that they are different on the inside, but their actions contradict what they say. You see, you have to understand that your intentions don’t always equal your disposition. What do I mean? Most people who do wrong never intended to do so or for it to turn out the way it did. But somewhere deep down, that wrong found its way out. That’s why good intentions don’t always mean right directions.

If the heart is this powerful, then our opening text is right. We must keep it, guard it, protect it with all diligence from ALL corruption. Why, because, if a spring is polluted, everything it produces will be polluted. If you cultivate the issues of sin, hate, fear, death, unforgiveness, selfishness, laziness and all such stuff in your heart, guess what issues it will produce? You’re right, issues of it’s likeness, bitterness, hatred, death, etc.


But imagine filling it and securing it with love, understanding, peace, hope, strength and light, it’s natural issues, fruits and/or inclinations will not themselves be otherwise.

But, who bears the responsibility to secure our hearts and the matters they contain? You and I. We are responsible for doing this. Your heart is the core of your being. It’s the place everything you do projects from.


How do you do this? You yield to the Word, the Light, the Truth and the Spirit of God. You do this by being wary of all contaminations and avoiding them. You do this by deliberately filling yourself up with what’s right and renouncing all that’s wrong no matter how it makes you feel.

By doing so, you can be sure not to be shocked by a manifestation of a strange character from you one day.

In conclusion, hear what Paul the apostle says on this issue:
Philippians 4:8-9
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”

This is key. Guard your heart with all you’ve got. It’s the spring of your life.

Be blessed.

Author: James George

Hello, I am James George, a passionate teacher of God's Word; that writer who believes in the balanced communication of God's word in simplicity and clarity as the tool for making destinies and shaping lives.

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