May 7th 2023

Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.

In Proverbs 4:23 we read “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life”. So how do we guard our hearts?

We are made up of body, soul and spirit. Our physical body is obvious to us. Our soul is made up of our mind, will and emotions. Our spirit is how we commune or relate with God – it comes from our heart. This is why it is so important to guard our heart. There are well known disciplines that we need to follow that will affect our heart and therefore our relationship with God. We must regularly read the Bible (and by regularly I encourage that to be daily!). We need to be praying (talking to God) without ceasing. We must be careful what we read and watch – these things should be pure. We must also be careful who we spend our time with. It is important to spend the majority of our time with those people who will encourage us in these matters. If we guard these things, we guard our heart which in turn is where we commune with God. The Holy Spirit will lead us and we will hear from Him and this in turn will determine the course of our life. Let’s be aware of how the outworking of those first six words determine how our life will go!



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