Our heart is our belief center. Without God’s word hidden in our heart, we have no way to monitor fiery dart-thoughts as they come. 2 Corinthians 10:4 says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”
If what I believe does not align with His truth, then I will be walking off course and miss the goal the Lord has set before me.
Experiential truth nourishes our spirit. Truth on the printed page is just that. We must believe the truth, and incorporate it in to our thought processes. Until then, it will not bring the dramatic inner transformation needed to derail our strongholds of pride.
Pride wants to have the center place. Period. Until we set the Lord as our first priority, pride will keep pushing things ahead of Him. It is subtle, but the greatest contest is for our quiet time. The enemy does not want us drawing close to the Lord, so he will bring disruptions, busyness, urgent requests, and any manner of distractions.
Pride erodes our physical heart’s health like wind and rain erodes a hill. It is a continual on-slot that wears away the terrain. So it is in our heart. Unresolved pride-issues wear down our body’s immune system. Without a strong immune we have no inside recourse to fight off germs.
The stress of bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, negative dialogues, fear, and worry weakens God’s design. Our thoughts affect our health.