“Guarding My Heart, Mind, and Tongue”

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by Dona Hake




“A Guarded Heart, Mind and Tongue” Posted in devotions Thursday, June 19, 2014

In this day and age we seem to be more and more aware of the importance of guarding all kinds of things. We put virus protection on our computers, and to feel even more secure we do external back up so we do not lose important documents and images. We have all kinds of new companies rising up to keep our homes safe. We do our best to keep our identity safe. Like never before people are trying to exercise and eat very healthy because they desire to guard their health and well being. In the midst of guarding all these things I constantly am reminding myself to never lose sight of the importance of keeping my heart guarded. I try to stay conscious that my thoughts are acceptable to Him and the words I speak are helping and edifying to myself and those around me.I just want to encourage you today to make sure you are making a diligent effort to guard your heart for from it flow the issues of life.



Proverbs 4:20-25

“My son, pay attention to all the words I am telling you. Lean in closer so you can hear. Keep them before you; meditate on them; set them safely in your heart. For those who discover them, they are life. They bring wholeness and healing to their bodies. Above all else, watch over your heart; diligently guard it because from a sincere and pure heart come the good and noble things of life. Do away with any talk that twists and distorts the truth; have nothing to do with any verbal trickery. Keep your head up, your eyes straight ahead, and your focus fixed on what is in front of you.”


Let us also be ever so mindful of how our words can build up or destroy.



Proverbs 18:21

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue…”



Proverbs 21:23

Those who guard their mouths and their tongues guard themselves from trouble.