Guard Your Heart
“Guard Your heart, for out of it come the issues of life” Proverbs 4:23
All the issues of your life flow from your heart. It is the spring from which all your attitudes, actions and desires stem. You are not a result of your circumstance, and neither are you the person your position or title says you are. You are who you truly are in your heart and in the secret place. No matter what you say or do, most people will see the real you eventually.
Many seek to lead worship and yet they do not have a heart after the presence of God. This is always obvious in their ministries, as you cannot pretend to have something you do not have. You cannot lead people in rapturous worship when you have no personal worship life. You cannot obey the Spirit in a meeting, when you are rebellious to him outside the walls of the church. You cannot exemplify intimacy and tenderness of heart before the congregation, when you haven’t spoken to God all week! The only way God’s presence is going to move in and around you is by living a life soaked in his presence. Then you will be like a broken jar of perfume, with a presence flowing out of your heart. Everyone will see that you have been with Jesus.
An extract from Jarrod Cooper’s book “Glory in the Church”