RHAPSODY OF REALITIES TEEVO DEVOTIONAL
15TH JUNE, 2018 ; PASTOR CHRIS OYAKHILOME;
KEEP OUT THE TRASH;
(Your Life Begins From Your Spirit)
TO THE BIBLE Proverbs 4:23
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”
Harold was discombobulated over the several events that had been happening with him: “Why do I always have accidents all the time? The other day, I spilled scalding hot water on myself, even while I was careful in the kitchen. The next day, I slipped and fell hard on my right arm. After that day, I was the only one in my class, who contracted an eye disease. What’s wrong with me? Do I need deliverance or what?” He was completely unaware that these happenings had originated from his spirit.
Oftentimes, in the scriptures, heart is used in lieu of spirit and the reason is clear. Just as the physical heart is the operational centre of the human body, so also the spirit is the controlling centre of human existence. Everything about your life actually originates from your spirit. Success or failure, wealth or poverty, excellence or mediocrity will emanate from a man’s spirit.
Your mind is the door to your spirit. That’s why whatever words and thoughts you allow to go through your mind, unchecked, will be deposited in your spirit. This is the reason you have to sift what goes through your mind to your spirit. Every day, we hear words, see things, and receive all kinds of information, positive and negative alike.
You’re required to mount guard on your heart and not allow your spirit receive and process the wrong information.
If, for example, you heard that there’s a particular disease making the rounds, don’t be perturbed, because you’re not of this world. If you give negative stories access into your heart, they’ll instil fear in you. Refuse to process such wrong information; don’t dwell on it. Rather, you should say, “I refuse to fret or be anxious, because I function in the realm of divine health. I’m full of God, and as Jesus is, so am I in this world.” That’s how you keep vigilant watch over your heart. Embrace only thoughts of success, victory, health, prosperity, happiness and fulfilment that come from God’s Word.
Luke 6:45; Philippians 4:8
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word that gives me the right information to think and meditate upon; your Word continually finds its home in my heart, is effectual and effective in me, and produces everything it talks about, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
Acts 5:12-42, 2 Chronicles 23-25
Luke 1:57-66, Deuteronomy 13
Study Philippians 4:8-9, and use the verses to scrutinise the thoughts that you allow into your heart.