What you feed your spirit will directly reflect on your heart’s mirror!
Are you aware that you have full control over your heart’s condition? You do not have to wallow in self-pity or have a negative attitude because of someone hurting you. When you do allow life’s circumstances to dictate your emotions, you are telling others that your God is not capable of helping you through this. Through your countenance and actions you are telling others that your walk with the Lord is conditional: you trust Him only when things are going well but you take matters into your own hands when the going gets tough. :-S
Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the afflicted [are] evil: but he that is of a merry heart [hath] a continual feast.
The Lord tells us that the believer who has a merry heart has a continual feast! I’m sure God isn’t saying that we are sitting a buffet filled with all of our favorite foods! 😆 When we are in the will of God, we are able to rejoice continuously. That feeling is like no other and is such that we don’t ever want to hinder our relationship with the Father. A merry heart has its rewards and it is this continual feast of God’s goodness. \o/
So how does one keep the heart in check? God gave us the answer. The God of peace tells us:
Philippians 4:8-9 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things. 9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.
When we choose to obey the above Bible verses and think on the good things Paul recommends, we don’t let those negative things in life overwhelm us.
There’s Within My Heart a Melody
Text: Luther B. Bridgers
Music: Luther B. Bridgers There’s within my heart a melody
Jesus whispers sweet and low:
Fear not, I am with thee, peace, be still,
in all of life’s ebb and flow.
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,
sweetest name I know,
fills my every longing,
keeps me singing as I go.