Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo; Wednesday 28th August 2019;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome DSc., DD;
KEEP OUT THE STRANGERS ;
(Guard Your Heart Diligently);
TO THE BIBLE Proverbs 4:23 AMPC;
“Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.”
You must learn today to build a fortress around your spirit, which is your heart. Every day, you get to hear words, see things, and read all kinds of information, positive and negative. So you need to mount guard on your heart and not allow your spirit receive and process the negative information that comes to you from the world, because out of your heart are the issues of life.
Refuse to be influenced or controlled by anything you hear, feel or see that’s not consistent with the provision of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For example, social media lately has consistently helped to spread a lot of unnecessary gossip, fear-based and unwholesome pictures, and suggestive negative information. As a result, a lot of young people are in despair, not knowing how to handle daily issues of life and situations that come their way, thinking this is the way life ought to be for them. Well, this got nothing to do with you, as a child of God, for you’re born again of His Word and need not dwell on such information.
Job 22:29 says, “When they make [you] low, you will say, [There is] a lifting up…” (AMPC). Rather than allow such negative reports introduce fear to you, just say, “That’s not for me. I function in the realm of super-abundance, super-strength, and super-success, because I’m a child of God; an heir of the Sovereign, and a joint heir with Christ. Therefore, I’m never be disadvantaged in life.” Let these words sink deep into your spirit, and sure enough the transforming power of God’s Spirit will cause you to become exactly what you said about yourself.
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Meditate on These Things
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things arenoble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Pray Dear Father, your Word is my life, and it will continually govern my heart and produce in me what it talks about, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 12, Psalms 146-150
Colossians 4:1-9, Jeremiah 14
Write down the thoughts that have come to your mind, as a result of reading today’s message.