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The days run so fast that they seem to run together. 

I finished “You’ve Already Got it!” by Andrew Wommack today, but I felt like I hadn’t done anything, and I’m feeling that familiar rush. Something; in the back of my head told me I needed to hurry. I haven’t done enough today. “What did you do today again?”

Well, I just learned that it’s not that I don’t have enough faith, but I have too much unbelief, and the unbelief comes from my thoughts. 

God tells us in Proverbs to guard our hearts.

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Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life

Proverbs 4:23

heart

Our heart is both our soul and spirit, but mostly it speaks of the soul.

Our soul is our mind, will, and emotions. But unfortunately, our minds, will, and emotions are where all life’s problems spring up. 

In every problem, there is an internal and external issue. 

Everything begins with a seed. 

A seed affects a thought or, essentially, is a thought;

This can come from what you touch, taste, smell, hear, and see. 

Our thoughts form opinions and make decisions. 

Our thoughts form who we are as a person.

People we hang out with, the books we read, the shows we watch, and our personal experiences make up our thought life.

What comes out of our mouths directly results from what we have been thinking about most oft. 

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Keep your heart with all diligence,

For out of it spring the issues of life.

Luke 6:45

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O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.

Matthew 12:34

disturbed

I recently watched the first two episodes of “The Terminal List,” which made me feel pretty low.

I felt distraught for all the people suffering in the war unnecessarily.

I was disturbed by the violence and bloodshed because I had separated myself from that for a good period.

When I finished the second episode I went on my knees and called for God, and He told me to guard my heart.

I kept hearing, “Guard your heart” That’s stayed with me and I’ve been meditating on it.

the squire & the scroll

What we see and hear effects our thought and whether you like it or not it reverberates into our entire life.

This reminds me of a book from my childhood that’s called “the Squire & the Scroll” written by Jennie Bishop.

It takes us along with the squire as he’s about to begin his journey with the knight to defeat the dragon.

Before he leaves, his parents give him a scroll that he is to abide by the scroll no matter what.

That scroll taught him to guard his heart and keep himself pure. Throughout the journey he is tested in the words of the scroll and when he came to guarding his eyes the knight perished and the squire continued the quest without him.

In the end the scroll faithfully kept him safe and helped him defeat the dragon and bring the light back to the Kingdom.

changes you

Rebuke, but don’t dwell on it.

You shouldn’t just ignore the problem; you need to rebuke it and then set your thoughts on the truth. What does God say about the situation?

Whatever you think about, you magnify. The problem grows when you contemplate it. 

It doesn’t change the problem but changes your attitude toward it. 

When you keep your mind on the Lord, you magnify Him.

In the same way, it doesn’t change the Lord, who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. But, it changes how you see Him and relate to Him; It changes how you feel. 

In His service,

Abbie

 

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