What is the Wellspring of Life? For a Jesus follower, that would be Him–Jesus!
But the phrase, wellspring of life, comes from the Old Testament.
“Above all else guard your heart; for it is the wellspring of life.” So, what does above really mean here? To me it means that this guarding of the heart is my number 1 priority. In the past, because my heart shut down, this was just another wise saying. Now it has meaning and it is an important principle that Jesus followers should take seriously.
What does guard imply or assume? That there is something to guard against. We do have an Enemy. He is hunting us–specifically to shut down our hearts.
I have to admit that I struggle with the concept of guarding my heart, why? Because I know that sin comes from within. But 1 John does tell us that, in addition to our own flesh, we battle against the world, its values, and the Devil.
This leads me to ask, what makes my/your heart worth fighting for above all else?
I’ll let you answer that one.
Meditate on all this. Is your heart worth guarding and protecting? Are the hearts of those around you worth guarding and protecting? I believe they are! In fact, based on this verse and all of scripture, I KNOW they are.
I want to explore with you this year your heart and my heart and discover why God values the human heart as much as he does.
To do that we need to go more in depth into the 4 themes of The Lord of the Rings trailer. We need to explore our hearts more to find out what actually is down there. By learning about our hearts as God has defined them, we may become more sensitive to God’s heart and how He communicates to us at a heart level. This can be so exciting to come into more intimate communication with the Creator and Lord.