Hidden and Protected

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Devotion:  Proverbs 4:23

The heart is an amazing pear shaped structure located in the center of the chest wall between the lungs and hidden deep behind our breastplate. It beats 100,000 times a day, pumping about 2,000 gallons of blood. This vital organ has an arduous task and must be well taken care of through diet and exercise.  If not carefully monitored, cholesterol will form an accumulation of plaque on the blood vessel walls, impeding blood flow to the heart and other organs.

Although the spiritual heart is hidden and protected by Jesus Christ; we care for it by eating a steady diet of God’s Word. Just as we exercise our bodies, we exercise our faith every time we pray and believe, “Things impossible with men are possible with God.

We daily ask the Lord to search our hearts for any sin we may need to confess.  When unconfessed sin builds up within the walls of our heart; it impedes the flow of our prayer life, based upon Psalm 66:18:

“If I regard sin in my heart, the Lord will not hear my prayer.”

Our heart’s resting rate is 60-100 beats per minute.  As we choose to “Be still and know that He is God”, our anxieties will begin to ebb away.   “Peace that passes all understanding,” begins to wash over us. Although our troubles will not instantly dissipate; because Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble,” the peace of Christ will rule and reign in our hearts.  Our hearts truly are hidden and protected.

Prayer In Motion: 

Lord Jesus, thank you for hiding and protecting my heart.  May I watch over the place where You dwell.  I love you Lord.  In Jesus Name I pray.  Amen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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