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 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 to God.
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 tells me that, in addition to my own flesh, I battle against the world, its values, and the Devil.
This leads me to ask, what makes my 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 what scripture teaches, I KNOW hearts are worth protecting.
I want to explore the human 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. It is so exciting to come into more intimate communication with the Creator and Lord of the Universe.
- Finding God in the Lord of the Rings (LR) (goodnewsnow.wordpress.com)