Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 6:17(KJV); But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have OBEYED FROM THE HEART that form of doctrine which was delivered you.
Obedience is a heart issue. For this reason, our theme scripture uses the language, “obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.”
It does not start from the things you say or do but from the state of your heart towards the things you say or do.
In fact, it is possible to confess right when you are disobedient, that is, to speak what the scriptures say about your life and any circumstance you are facing yet your heart is not in agreement with what you say.
The heart is ground, which means that out of it grow [into full-fledged plants] the seeds of your deepest convictions.
The scripture says, guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flow the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23).
Some people are keen to guard their hearts from the negative things that people say.
When someone says something contrary to scripture, for example, “You are poor”, they are quick to say, “That is not my portion. I cancel it is Jesus’ name!”
However, they do not guard their hearts from their own PERSONAL REFLECTIONS; they easily entertain negative thoughts and dwell on them endlessly.
The MESSAGE version of Proverbs 4:23 says; “Keep vigilant watch over your heart; [that’s] where life starts.”
In all that you say and do, always ensure that your heart AGREES because life starts from the heart. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 4:23, Philemon 1:6
Some people are keen to guard their hearts from the negative things that people say. However, they do not guard their hearts from their own PERSONAL REFLECTIONS; they easily entertain negative thoughts and dwell on them endlessly.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for this wisdom. I receive it with my spirit and yield to it’s work in my life. My heart is right before you and is aligned to what I do or say. My meditations are pure and my confessions are of truth. As I continually exercise myself in this pattern of life, I bear fruit to the glory of your name. Amen.