WATCH YOUR HEART | By Edmonds Owhorode
In this service, Apostle Edmonds spoke about guarding our heart. He said we watch what we value. Our heart is valuable. Christ watched His heart then who are you not to watch? HEART matters. If something is disturbing your heart, watch it! Listen to the above audio for the full message and be blessed as Apostle Edmonds describes about worrying life-style and being careless about your heart.
WATCH YOUR HEART
What you don’t watch may not have value. But what you watch definitely has value. If we cook, we watch. When we raise our children, we watch. When we are married, we watch. When we are into business we watch. What is valuable we watch. Your heart is very valuable. Satan is not fighting for your certificates or finances. He has got lot of people in the world. They have sold their souls for finances. Satan is not fighting you for anything that you have naturally. But he is fighting for your heart. So, if he is unable to get your heart, what he does is to make sure that your heart is not serving the Lord and your heart runs here and there. And as the light of Yahweh shines, on our situations we will see where our hearts are. If you are already concluding that you are in good shape, then you may be the one who is in problem today. Heart matters.
Mathew 13v22 (WBE); “Some seeds fell among the weeds. That is like a person who hears the message but he thinks about the things of this world. He wants to get money to be happy. These things push the message out of his heart, no good comes from it”. This cares and worries push the message out. It is interesting because here the enemy wasn’t named. Who is the enemy? It is not your uncle but Satan. But he is not mentioned here. Your heart was the problem here. So, if you have been going through certain thing and it is disturbing your heart, watch your heart. Every one of us needs to watch our hearts. Christ watched His heart. Who are you not to watch your heart? When He prayed, he said “Father let your will be done”. Christ watched His heart. The man laid down His will. Many of us, who have dreams, let your dream go through the Word of God. Some of them will not survive. Some of your dreams are like fantasies. For some of us, we ourselves are our problem. We are full of ourselves. So, we cannot see and think of others. We don’t put ourselves in others shoes. If you watch your heart, you will live a beautiful life.
If you live another day of life not hating anyone and not worrying, how will this world be? Heaven on earth! And that is God’s plan for us. But God has given freewill and this freewill is a gift. But this freewill became a boss; started to tell us worry about his, go here and there etc. This freewill was a gift but it created a rift in our relationship with God. Don’t let the gift become a rift.
Many people who are burning for the Lord, vibrant for the Lord, working for the Lord, loving the Lord but after a while they go cold because their heart was not watched. You got to watch your heart. So watch your heart. If you don’t watch your heart, you will be distracted.
Mathew 6v33-35 – One of the most explicit teachings of Christ is in this verse of scriptures. Terrorism and every evil came out of this thought that we want to be sufficient until tomorrow. The nature teaches you this concept. In 1 Corinthians 11, Apostle Paul said “Does not even nature teach you men not to have long hair”. Now what he meant was nature can teach us certain things. For e.g. nature can teach us how to raise a baby, how to give nice nutritious food to our bodies etc. So, natural things can teach you. But enemy can misuse a verse. He can use a verse to destroy you, if you don’t have right understanding. That is why the Bible says study to show yourself approved a workman who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The Word that is just and true needs to be rightly divided. So, if you are not rightly dividing the Word, no matter how good you are talking about, is doing no good to the body of Christ. Nothing can satisfy a human heart. Only the Word of God can satisfy the human heart. So, if you are not satisfied, you are a slave of your desire. And the bible says whom the Son has set free, he is free indeed. So why are slaves again of your own desires?
People read that verse and they go to the extreme i.e. don’t save any money or don’t plan anything for the future, Holy Spirit is there with us, Jesus is coming soon…etc. That is not what the Lord is saying. He told us a balanced truth. He told not to worry. The problem is always with your heart.
These are symptoms to check if your life is worry free:
1. When people are finding always something to worry about, they are not worry free. In the name of responsibilities, they worry. When something constantly gives you pain or gives you trouble, that is worry. Worry stops God. Mathew 10v29 – Here the bible tells about the value of not to worry.
2. When you cannot rest in peace, when you are always in motion, always doing something, thinking something for the natural things, then you are living a worry life style. 1 Peter 5v7 – Here the bible is talking about giving anxious thought to Him.
3. A worry life style will strangle your faith. It will make you weak. It will affect your heart. A worry life style is where 90% of diseases originate from.
4. When you are always depending on your understanding, you are full of worry. In Proverbs 3v5, the bible talks about trusting in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
So, be encouraged. Don’t let your cares carry you. Cast your cares on the Lord Yeshua. He will carry it. Act as though Yeshua is your boss. And give Him your cares. Open your heart for whatever He has to say and let’s live a life “One day at a time”. You have only 24 hours. Be happy. Stop generating toxins that comes out of your worry. Welcome to new day – A worry free!
(Message by Apostle Edmonds Owhorode, extracted by PR)
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