“Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”
The book of Proverbs was written by King Solomon, known as the wisest man in the history of men (besides Jesus of course).
He was given this knowledge by God because Solomon asked for wisdom from God.
Therefore anything that is shared by King Solomon in the book of Proverbs is coming from the knowledge of God. Proverbs 4:23 is no exception.
Believe me when I say I understand that navigating life as a Christian is hard. At times it feels like I am simply managing my past or managing my sin.
But when I read Proverbs 4:23 and study what it means I am reminded that guarding my heart is as much of a daily, intentional practice as sleeping, eating, exercising, praying, and spending time in the Word.
It is far and removed from managing my past or sin.
It is completely dependent on my ability to be present in His presence.
Let’s break it down.
Guard your heart. This includes but is not limited to the music and podcasts we listen to, the shows we watch, what is on our Instagram and Facebook feed (see below), the books we read, the people we surround ourselves with, whether we are involved with a church community or not, how we serve others, and what we do when we’re alone.
These individual areas are explained in more depth throughout Simply, yours. You can explore these areas in the navigational menu provided below.
Above all else. Guarding your heart is not just a priority. It is THE priority. This means constant mindfulness, awareness, connectedness.
Source of life. This doesn’t just mean anatomically but most importantly, spiritually.
Jesus wants your heart.
First and foremost because He loves you.
Second because He knows that a heart that loves Him and pursues Him is a heart that is open to going out and loving others as He loves others.
Third because He knows that a heart that is loving others as He loves others, loves life.
So, how are you guarding your heart?
Information, sources, and resources have been provided throughout Simply, yours that may help you with guarding your heart and navigating your relationship and walk with Christ, but in the end this decision has to be made daily and intentionally by you. But hey you know what? You got this! You’re not alone. There is legitimately a plethora of Christian-based sources, resources, information and communities out there that are devoted to helping you guard your heart. Awesome, right?!
For a list of Christian-based books and authors, visit the Library tab!
— because what you see on your feed matters
- She Reads Truth
- I Am Second
- Amazima Ministries
- Proverbs 31 Ministries
- Me Too, Sister
- Stephanie May Wilson
- Her True Worth
- Women of Faith
- Girls Saved By Grace
- Madison Grace Wheat
- Cleerely Stated
- The Influence Network
- Walter – WTSreads
- Own It Academy
- Go + Tell Gals
- Cross Point Church
- She Rises
- Dear Heart
- For The Girl
- Grace Valentine
- LifeWay Women
- First 5
- Beth Moore
- Annie F. Downs
- Well-Watered Women
- Elevated Faith
- WHOA That’s Good Podcast
- Sadie Robertson Huff
- Morgan Harper Nichols
- Jodran Lee Dooley
- Dave Hollis
- Rachel Hollis
- LIVE ORIGINAL
- Lauren Daigle
- Jackie Hill Perry
- Bob Goff
- Trust God Bro
“Why don’t you have social media?”
In late October of 2020 my husband and I watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix. After we finished watching it we had an in-depth conversation about how social media has both influenced and affected us personally. We also talked about how we want to raise our future children and the example we want to set for them.
We’ve had many conversations like this previously so the decision we made to finally freeze our social media accounts was the culmination of those conversations in light of the documentary.