Apostle Grace Lubega
Proverbs 4:23(NIV); Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
In 2 Kings 4, the Bible tells the story of a great woman, the Shunamite woman.
An account is given of the time she lost her son. Her response to this situation is the perfect lesson in what it means to guard your heart.
The scriptures reveal that after the death of her child, she saddled an ass and rode to the prophet Elisha.
“And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite: Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well” (2 Kings 4:25-26).
This is a woman who had left a dead child at home. She had the strength of heart to say, “It is well!”
The Shunamite woman had not conceived it in her spirit that her child was dead! She refused to acknowledge and confess it. This is the power that brought her son back to life. He was not dead to her!
So child of God, it does not matter what kind of report the doctor has given you, guard your heart! It doesn’t matter how much your marriage appears to be failing, guard your heart. It does not matter if your business is down to the last dollar, just guard your heart!
FURTHER STUDY: 2 Kings 4:25-26; Luke 6:45
GOLDEN NUGGET: It does not matter what kind of report the doctor has given you, guard your heart! It doesn’t matter how much your marriage appears to be failing, guard your heart. It does not matter if your business is down to the last dollar, just guard your heart!
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this knowledge. I have the wisdom to guard my heart from all manner of corruption. It does not matter how bad the circumstance, there are things I will never let into my spirit because this word is at work in me. I acknowledge only the good things that are in me through Christ, in Jesus’ name, Amen.