Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23
Heart disease will kill you if you don’t detect it and treat it in time. That is true— physically and spiritually. Wanting to look your best is commendable. It can enhance your sense of self-worth and improve your prospects in life. But it’s a big mistake to dwell on your appearance and neglect your character.
Your character is like a mirror; it shows you the condition of your heart at any given moment. So, how’s your heart today? What kind of thoughts are you entertaining? Are you constantly comparing and resenting? Do you get easily upset? When you hear gossip do you silence it or spread it?
In other words, when you start to see things God’s way you’ll act accordingly. If the water in the well is polluted it will make you sick. Indeed, if you drink enough, it can kill you. What’s the point? Simply this: It’s not enough to try to change your bad habits; you’ve got to go to the heart of your problem—which is the problem of your heart! When people realize this, they pray! When you get your heart right, all else is simple!
The above devotion was written/compiled from multiple sources by Tim Hetzner, President of Lutheran Church Charities and used here with permission