Today my devotional was John 14:27:
My peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled. Neither let it be afraid.
This is what Jesus said to His disciples and He says it to the Body of Christ today. In dissecting this scripture it tells me that my heart might try to be troubled, that there is a temptation to be afraid. But He gives a direct commandment here, not to let your heart go there. When you feel your heart tip toeing towards being troubled and afraid, reel it on in. There is absolutely not reason for you to be troubled or afraid, not because you don't have trouble in your life, not because you don't have adversity and trials going on right now, simply because Jesus said so. If Jesus said "let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid". Then Jesus is saying there is absolutely no reason on the face of this earth that you should allow yourself to become troubled or afraid. The bible says to "guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it flows the issues of life". It is very important that you tend to your heart and take active steps to keep your heart free from trouble and fear. This means something different for everybody. But I will tell you that most diseases out here are stress related. Stress kills people and it is a toxin that makes your body sick. That is how I see stress now, I know that when I allow myself to be stress, it is literally putting poison in my body and I'm not going to poison myself with stress. Stress is a root cause of most illnesses we deal with today. Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life. If you end up with a sick heart, you will also end up with a sick body. The bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. Be careful what you put in your heart and what you allow other people to put in your heart. Watch your conversations with others, make sure they don't poison your heart. Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life. If you have a healthy heart, you will have a healthy body. The heart is such an amazing organ that God made. God refers to the heart many times in the bible, which should tell you that this is a physical organ with a major spiritual function in our lives. The heart is a physical organ with a major spiritual function in our lives. Some people just look at the heart as an organ, but it is so much more than that according to the word of God. Read up on what God says about the heart in your bible. Be blessed and guard your heart.