July 28, 2018.    Pastor Nkechi

21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart.
Proverbs 4:21

The “midst of your heart,” refers to the centre of your heart. That word “keep” means to guard, build a hedge around, and remember. The Word of God is your medicine. Don’t let anything steal the Word from you. Secure the Word safe in your heart. Realize that it is from your heart that everything that matters emanates. A wicked man is not wicked by his actions: he is wicked from his heart. A good man is not good by his actions but from his heart.

God’s words are health and medicine to those that find them. It means you have to look for them. You cannot find something if you have not been looking for it. Some persons have been Christians for ten years, yet they have no Study Bible. You have heard that the Bible says that you are healed by His stripes, but do you know it is in 1 Peter 2:24 and Isaiah 53:5? Have you studied it? Have you meditated on it? If you need to be reminded that God wants you healed and healthy, write down little notes. Don’t be ashamed to put them all around you. Jehovah Rapha, the One who heals all diseases, prescribes that you keep the Word in the midst of your heart.

Why is the Word to be kept in the centre of your heart? It is because out of your heart spring the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). We need to put two more verses of Scripture together for this to become really clear. Luke 6:45 says, “..For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Then Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” So when you can get the right thing into your heart, everything’s all right because it’s what is in your heart that you will speak when adversity confronts you. This will determine if you will have the victory over that adversity or if the situation will triumph over you. What is in your heart?

Let your life be saturated by the medicine from Jehovah Rapha and His promise to you is that it will heal your body!

Confession: I keep God’s words in the midst of my heart. From there they become life, healing, health and medicine to every part of my body.