Devotion: “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the wellsprings of life.” from Proverbs
For what are you vigilant? Is there anything you work hard to protect? Your time? Your money? Family and friend relationships? What is the one thing for which you would willingly lay down your life?
Let us examine the word vigilant. It suggests intense, unremitting, wary watchfulness. There are a few things for which we should always be vigilant. The only way to watch over your heart; is to be vigilant about your relationship with your Savior. He should remain at first place in your heart.
The tyranny of the urgent will try to swallow up your time with the Lord and steal your devotion to His Word and prayer. Those things are imperative to living a life of peace, contentment and joy. If you will be vigilant to protect your time with Jesus; everything else will fall into place. He promises in Matthew 6:33; if you will “Seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; everything else will be added unto you.”
Take a few minutes to talk to the Lord about the things for which you are vigilant. Examine your heart to see if there is anything that needs to go, (an activity, a relationship, a time waster) as well as what needs to stay and if anything needs to be added. He promises to give us wisdom if we ask Him.
The Lord is faithful to all those who call upon Him in Spirit and in truth. He longs for you to be vigilantly about His business.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, show me the thing(s) for which You would have me to be vigilant. I truly want to know your heart on this matter. Direct my path and order my steps Lord. I want to be about my Father’s business. I love You Lord. In Jesus Name. Amen