We are living in a day and age where we are almost overwhelmed everyday by the things that happen around our societies. There are unfortunate things that happen and we keep hearing them almost everyday. This gives us that unsettling feeling where our hearts are always troubled. The things we hear, the things we watch and let into our hearts.
Well, at least I am speaking for myself when I say that. Recently I watched a movie, a horror movie. Well, I was entertained and all during the movie. Later that day, I told my brother that I really do understand why we are warned against such x rated and horrific movies. Well, I told him what was the aftermath of the movie since we were watching it together. I told him that after we watched the movie, when I tried thinking on the word of God, the images of the movie came into mind. I felt so disturbed. My focus was being compromised so much. Felt a bit fearful and interrupted so much by this motion pictures.
My heart was really troubled and my peace really compromised. These are the kind of things that may be a source of instilling fear in our hearts. I know there are quite a number of things but for me in this instance, this movie really suffocated the peace and joy out of me for a second.
Proverbs 23:26: “My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.” I for one, really understand why God needs us to see Him and keep our heart fixed on Him. God understands what the world offers so many external forces that compromise with our happiness and joy.
Psalms 51: 10: “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” This is what David sang to God. Fortunately today this is not what we can sing unto God. No, Jesus has made an accomplishment for this wonderful prophecy made by David. Romans 5: 5: “And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” David sang “create in me a new heart” And God says to us today “My love is shed into your hearts”.This is beautiful, and where God lays His love, no fear should be entertained.
1 John 4:18: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” This is what God has done for us through His son. He did not fashion us for fear at all. So let’s not compromise our peace and joy with what we can control and avoid. The flesh should not be subjecting us so much that at end of the day it causes us to be so subjected by fear. I watched the movie through out the 2 hours though I could visually notice that it was not good for the peace in my heart.
Proverbs 4:23: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Having done all things, we should by all our might keep our hearts guarded with the word. Yes, we have been given this love in our hearts and this new spirit but we should do our part in deciding what goes in our hearts.