Christian Devotional – January 4, 2014

Read Proverbs chapter 4


Proverbs 4:23–Above all else guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.


This is so true! Throughout the day, situations will occur that will try to attack our heart and make us angry or sad or bitter. We must not allow our heart to be swayed from its focus on Jesus. Everything we do is an outflowing from our heart. If we are harboring bitterness and anger in our heart, then that is what will flow from our speech or our actions. The first place that Satan will attack is our heart because he knows if he can cause us to sin there, that will flow out to all other areas of our life. We must guard our heart and keep it focused only on the things of God.


Father, take my heart and guard it. You are the only One capable of keeping it safe from harm. You are the only One I want to focus on, so I give my heart to You to protect. I desire that everything I do and say flow naturally from You.