Guard your heart. Protect your passion. Be careful what you devote your life energy to. Make it count.
"Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life." (Proverbs 4.23)
It is a given in life: we pursue our passions. That which we believe in most strongly directs our actions and activities. That's why it's important for impressionable children and youth to form biblical values and priorities. These will be a driving life force in their lives.
But, even if we are grounded in biblical truth, we can lose passion. Thus the need to always guard our hearts. Persuasive causes and philosophies can capture our hearts, and we can devote life energy to less than the best.
The challenge before us today is to evaluate the passions that drive our pursuits. What is my key life passion? Is it truly what my Father, and my Lord Jesus desire for me?
This much is certain: we cannot go wrong in making Matthew 6.33 our life passion. I recommend to each of us that we guard our hearts against anything that is contrary to this great priority.
May a people with a kingdom passion be a mighty force in the world today - and every day.
©Steve Taylor, 2017 --Used by permission