Your heart is the filter of the Word of the Lord. It takes a clean heart to release a pure word.
That’s why we must continually guard and protect our hearts, above all things. The enemy will do all he can to contaminate your heart so that he can contaminate your flow!
Although a garden hose has the purpose and ability to provide clean, fresh, life-giving water… that flow can become contaminated if any dirt, debris, or rust is allowed to get inside of it.
Many years ago, as a young Christian, as I was seeking the Lord and asking Him to teach me to “flow” with Him, He spoke to me words that I will never forget.
“Linda, you keep your heart right and I’m going to teach you many things.”
My response was, “Lord, I need You to do that for me.” To which He replied, “I will always be here to help you but it is YOUR responsibility to keep it right.”
He confirmed that Word to me by this beautiful verse of scripture…
Guard your heart with all diligence, for from it flow springs of life. ~Proverbs 4:23
Listen, if we are to release a pure, accurate, life-giving Word, we must watch over our heart, guard it and protect it with all diligence.
So… What is in YOUR heart today?
Offense? Bitterness? Fear? Rejection? Pride? Rebellion?
Don’t ask yourself, ask the Lord. You might just be a little surprised at what you hear. I promise you, He will reveal it if you’re willing to ask Him.
And when He does, simply confess it and repent. Renounce and release it… along with any guilt, shame, or condemnation that may try to hinder. Then…
ARISE from your place of prayer and PROPHESY!!
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. ~Psalm 51:10
…if thou shalt separate the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth… ~Jeremiah 15:19
Written by Linda Klingel