We are living in challenging times! You have probably heard someone say something like that hundreds of times. The truth is: We are living in challenging times. But, do you think we are the only generation to face challenges?
No. People of every generation have suffered hardship, questioned their faith and yielded to temptation. They have also overcome great adversity through the power of prayer and faiths persistence. Many who have come before us have risen to the challenges. Theyve seen opportunity and seized the day.
The way we handle lifes challenges is, more-often-than-not, a matter of the heart. In fact, Solomons wise counsel states, Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life, (Proverbs 4:23, NLT). The heart is at the heart of all that matters in life!
With this is mind, I wonder:
In what ways do we let down our guard when it comes to our hearts?
If we are effectively guarding our hearts, how will this be evident in our lives?