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Word Power

For they bring life to those who find them and healing to their whole body.
Proverbs 4:22 NLT

As parents we teach our kids many things: Spend your money wisely – Hang around friends with good attitudes – Obey authority – Love others – and especially, Love God.
We want to guard them from slipping off the good path!

In Proverbs 4, Solomon gathers his sons around him and tells them that when he was a boy, his father, David, taught him these things:

Don’t let my words slip from your sight; guard them in your mind. For they bring life to those who find them and healing to their whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for it determines the course of your life (Proverbs 4:21-23 NLT).

How do I guard my heart?

A few years back, I suffered with panic attacks that many nights woke me up in fear. But I learned to turn them around by meditating on what I wanted most – peace of mind! I wrote down verses that mentioned “peace” and said them over and over so that my heart could receive them.

The Lord God speaks peace to me (Psalm 85:8).
In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe (Psalm 4:8).
May the Lord of peace himself give me his peace in every situation (2 Thess. 3:16).
You keep me in perfect peace because my mind is stayed on You (Isaiah 26:3).

Like a medicine, peace came over me and I went back to sleep. His peace was guarding my heart!

Our minds are a battleground each day, and we have the choice of staying in negative thought patterns or choosing life and health by stating what God says about us and about His power to change us!

Father, thank You for the power of Your words that lifts me out of trouble and restores me with life and health!


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