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You = Heart

Posted: Sunday, January 24

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Genesis 48:1-49:33
Matthew 15:29-16:12
Psalm 20:1-9
Proverbs 4:20-27 


Verse of the day:

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. (Proverbs 4:23)

What’s your most valuable possession? If your house is burning down, what one thing are you grabbing for sure? Your phone? That’d probably be my thing. Who means the most to you? Who’s the one person you want to spend the most time with today? Who (which I hope you never have to) would you save if in complete danger?



When it comes to our life, the thing the wise writer of Proverbs 4 stresses is the most important thing to protect, cherish, and nurture is our hearts. He’s not necessarily speaking to a physical healthy heart, even though that is important. He’s more writing about the things we let seep into our heart, the core of who we are and what our character reflects. 



Who you are is a representation of what your heart is. If you’re sneaky, you have a sneaky heart. If you are joyful, it’s because you have a joy in your heart. Guard your heart, protect, value it, cherish, nurture it above anything else you do for yourself because your heart dictates the person you’re going to be. 



Want to be someone that loves people? What are you putting in your heart to create a loving heart? Want to be someone that does the right thing even when it’s difficult? What sort of influences are you surrounding yourself with and what truths are you instilling inside of your heart? Whoever you want to be will be determined by what you let into your heart. What you watch, what you hear, who inspires you, and what you spend time doing all determines the kind of heart you’ll have. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the condition of you heart, and ask Him what you need to do to create a pure heart. Guard your heart, it dictates your entire life.