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GUARDING YOUR HEART AND MIND



Above everything else--your business, career, finances, everything you possess--you must diligently guard your heart and mind. They are your most vulnerable points spiritually.


As you have learned through the devotionals this month, this is the center of your existence where your entire moral and mental activity originates, where your thoughts, will, emotions, desires and mental abilities are located.


Guarding your heart and mind does not mean assuming the passive position of sitting back waiting for Satan to attack. It is an offensive strategy requiring aggressive action. In the game of American football, there are offensive guards and defensive guards. The offensive guard is aggressive. With great forcefulness and power he knocks players out of the way and blocks them to open the way for the runner to score a touchdown. The defensive guard’s responsibility is to use every maneuver, every ounce of strength and determination he has, to prevent a runner on the opposing team from scoring a touchdown.


This is the type of aggressive action that is necessary to guard your heart and mind. To have a powerful, one-hundred percent victorious mind that will enable you to defeat Satan’s attacks, deceptions, and strategies, you must keep constant watch over your heart and mind. You must block the attacks of the enemy and become spiritually aggressive against him. Do not let the enemy score a touchdown in your mind!


Set a constant guard against all of the enemy's attempts to gain access to your heart and mind. This requires aggressive action to exercise control over your will, thoughts, desires, emotions, and motives and bring them into submission to the Holy Spirit at all times. Guard what you hear and see, as these are gateways into your heart and mind.


It is not only necessary to guard against Satan’s attacks, but you must also guard against your own carnal thoughts and desires of the flesh, the selfish inclinations to follow your own will instead of God’s will. When these attitudes and desires are detected, you must take aggressive action to rid yourself of them. Rebuke the enemy. Pray, praise, and worship. Immerse yourself in the Word. Listen to anointed Christian music.


Guard your heart and mind with all diligence, under all circumstances, in all places and at all times with the greatest possible intensity. If you haven't already started to do this, then you must begin right now--today!


PRAYER:

My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.

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