Ever notice that when you go to buy shoes or a purse, the salesperson always recommends that you also purchase a protective spray. The protective spray helps shield the shoes or the purse from the harsh winter/rainy months, so that the shoes or purse can last longer and be more durable.
Well, Its also important for us to protect our hearts. We need to ask the Holy Spirit to help us follow the teachings of God, we need to be diligent in reading and meditating upon his word day and night. His word is like an armour for our hearts, the more we spend time with God the stronger our armour becomes. His word teaches us that:
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
Proverbs 4:23 NIV
When our hearts become guarded, we will not believe the lies of the devil and it will also be easy for us to say no to the evil of this world. The devil wants to steal our joy, and he wants us to remain broken. But with Jesus Christ we will stand strong and we will not fall for the lies of the devil, and the great thing about Jesus, is that his protection is everlasting.
Holy Spirit, today we ask that you may help us stay diligent in reading the word of God. We want to live according to the word of God, and we ask that Jesus Christ may permeate our hearts and soul, we ask for his blood to wash us from our heads to our toes. We want to be filled up by his love, so that our hearts may be guarded.