The Lord is faithful and He alone has guided my heart to read this first for myself to know and understand in the Lord’s Wisdom and then also to share for my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. Pray in the Spirit seeking the Lord’s Wisdom so your heart will know and understand this Truth in God’s Word so this will be another heart treasure to store. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.
When we renew our minds continually in the Lord, He is faithful to guard our hearts and minds in Christ. We need to remember and this includes myself, how we are to humble our hearts before the Lord seeking Him with thanksgiving in all situations whether good or bad, and His peace will certainly guard us in our hearts and minds by the Power of the Holy Spirit of God. It is by God alone that keeps our hearts and minds continually, striving not to sin, but when we do sin, confessing our sin, no matter how ugly it is, we need to say exactly what it is, recognizing how we are weak and relying only on the Power of God in our hearts that is being transformed until completeness in Christ Jesus takes place, which is the Day of Redemption. It is not about us not sinning, nor is it about what we are doing that is so good. But truly it is totally surrendering our hearts to the Lord by recognizing our fleshly weakness to rely solely on God the Holy Spirit of Truth to keep us moving toward the goal, our winning prize, Christ Jesus. He is working through us, keeping our hearts aligned with God’s as we are joined together in our hearts with Christ Jesus. The world says to be independent, but to Truly Grow in the Lord is to be completely dependent on the Lord for all things. Guard your hearts by submission to the Lord with recognition of your weaknesses, this the Lord is speaking to me also. Praise the Lord for all these trials, hardships, and pain! Thank you God for this trouble! You are forever faithful and are refining us! Praise you, Lord for your help! We are weak and you are strong! I love you, my Father in heaven, my Lord and Savior Christ Jesus, and my Wonderful Counselor, the Holy Spirit of Truth.