Last night I had a conversation with someone about guarding our hearts. I was sharing some of my own failures in that area and about how I was realizing that the purpose of us guarding our hearts had to do with others, and not just ourselves. It’s an area that I’ve never really been good at and when I’ve failed I have usually only seen the fatalities in my own life. Yes, folks, everything revolves around me...in case you didn’t already know that. I have tended to neglect how my unguarded heart could possibly hurt another person, directly or indirectly.
This morning I saw this on a deeper level, as I was worshipping and getting ready for work. Listening to the song, "Take my Life and Let it Be", I was captured by these lines:
Take my will and make it Thine,
It shall be no longer mine;
Take my heart, it is Thine own,
It shall be Thy royal throne.
Once again, I simply stopped and listened to words that God was using to penetrate my heart. My heart isJesus’ throne. Why does it take me so long to put these things together? It’s like, I need to not only guard my heart because, well, I’m a girl :), or even for the sake of other people. My King lives on the throne of my heart. He’s royalty! He deserves for me to protect that special place that holds us together…my heart.