What do you do to guard your heart? What steps have you taken to guard the hearts of your children? garden-pond

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”

The world in which we live seems to constantly attack our hearts and those of our children. How do you guard a heart?

I would assume these things will help:

  • be careful who you spend time with – know the friends of your children
  • watch what you allow to come into your mind – keep tabs on Internet and TV
  • keep your eyes fixed on Jesus – encourage your children to be active in the kingdom of God
  • pray constantly – pray for your children

What else does the Bible say about guading your heart? I did a search online.

Consider Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus,”

Did you catch that? The peace of God will guard your heart. The peace of God.

How does the peace of God guard your heart? What role does godly peace play in guarding one’s heart?

Maybe God’s peace guards our heart from:

  • fear
  • discontent
  • envy
  • jealousy
  • foolishness
  • greed

What do you think? How does the peace of God guard your heart? How do we guard our hearts, above all else?