My notes from:
“Eternally Focused” by Blake Bergstrom
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. W.M. Lewis
The situation is grave – we are going to die. So I think we need to lighten up and live.
Really living is something that we decide to do. Living is a choice.
God wants us to choose him above all else.
The heart is the center of our life. It’s our nucleus, our identity.
God knows all of our desires. He knows them and wants them.
Guard your heart – the enemy is a crafty deceiver.
Have you forgotten how to live? Is a part of you crumbling because of some circumstance you’re facing?
“Create in me a clean heart, O God: and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
Your heart can not and will not be a wellspring of life if you are not guarding it.
“For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45
Decide to have joy in the midst of all your circumstances. Joy is a choice.
The best way for your heart to be the wellspring of life is for you to live with the end in mind.
Are you living? What are you living for?
2 Corinthians 4:18
Why isn’t there a sense of urgency in the way we live?
Put your focus back on Jesus.
When your heart is centered and your desires are as they should be, your heart will be a wellspring of life.
Count your moments. Live fully present, fully alive.
Your heart should be a wellspring of life… but not for you. It’s for everyone around you.
Maybe, for you, guarding your heart is:
- putting a block on your computer
- having a conversation with the person you can’t get along with
- to stop comparing yourself to everyone around you
- to stop going for seconds and thirds – your binge eating is literally killing you
- to quit obsessing over your stuff
How do you need to guard your heart today?
What can you do to live more fully alive?