To the pure [in heart and conscience] all things are pure, but to the defiled and corrupt and unbelieving nothing is pure; their very minds and consciences are defiled and polluted.

TITUS 1:5

One thing I am constantly aware of is the fact that no matter how well I can hide something on the outside, the Lord sees my heart.

Harboring bad feelings, bitterness, hurtful rumors and wrong intentions will make you sick. You have to continually keep your heart free from these pains if you want to be able to love others as God commanded.

I do my utmost to deal with these destructive emotions and feelings the moment they try and grab hold of my attention. I “nip in the bud”. It’s far easier to pluck them out when they are budding rather than when they are in full bloom.

It’s really up to the owner of the heart. If you choose to carry ill feelings around with you there is nothing anyone else can do about it, but pray, I encourage you to make the right choice. As for me, I want my soul well and my heart strong. There is simply no place for futile feelings in my life.

When your heart is overloaded with bad thoughts and feelings you cannot look through the eyes of love and you will continually be judging others from your point of pain.

In His Presence- Day by Day: Dr. Lyndie McCauley