My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
Do not let them depart from your sight;
Keep them in the midst of your heart.
For they are life to those who find them
And health to all their body.
Watch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.
Put away from you a deceitful mouth
And put devious speech far from you.
Let your eyes look directly ahead
And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
Watch the path of your feet
And all your ways will be established.
Do not turn to the right nor to the left;
Turn your foot from evil.
Once when i was cleaning house, i was talking to the Lord as i went from room to room, dusting and vacuuming. I asked Him a question, "Lord, what is the most important thing to you?"...now, God doesn't usually speak audibly to me but, His Word says His sheep know His voice...and i am definitely one of His Sheep. As i continued cleaning, not really expecting to hear an answer, but deeply involved in this conversation, i was just finishing up the bathroom. On the back of the toilet sat a small decorative container. On top of the container was the figure of a heart - and as if an audible voice spoke as clear as day, i knew - The heart. Our hearts are the most important thing to the Lord. It was a powerful revelation!
This morning i read this passage in Proverbs - and knew God was reminding me that my heart is very important to Him. I have had quite a journey the last few years, to the point where i felt i had really lost my heart...something was dead inside of me and i was miserable! Slowly, lovingly, God has been reminding me....Your heart is important to me! As i look forward...He is making my steps firm, illuminating the Path HE has designed for me to follow....keeping me from evil and refreshing the springs of My heart. Thank you Lord.....for your beautiful Words!