"Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it." Proverbs 4:23
Always be alert to the seeds that you allow in your heart. They all eventually produce fruit of one kind or another. List the fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control (Galatians 5:22). Ask yourself: “What kinds of spiritual fruit are in short supply in my life right now?” Then take an honest look at the bad seeds that may have begun to take root in your heart.
Holiness is really just truth in the inner part.
We need to guard our hearts and take stock every day. We need to keep short accounts for our own hearts’ sakes.
If the root of anger or bitterness is only just beginning in your own heart and still undetected by others, go to God and ask for its removal. You know when it is there.
Lord, help me uproot bitterness and sow Your love. Amen.