Do Circumstances Have the Power To Limit You?

If our heart is submitted to  the Lord, the only limits we have are the limits of His will for our lives.

Have you ever been reading the Bible and suddenly something jumped out at you that nearly knocked you off your chair?

It happened to me the other day. Proverbs 4: 23 proclaims one of my favorite Old Testament life themes: “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (NIV, 1984). I wanted to get the sense of this idea of “wellsprings.”

Most versions translate it in more or less the same way, but the version that socked me was a French one called the Ecumenical Translation of the Bible. “Be vigilant in watching over your heart because the limits of your life depend on it (your heart).” Continue reading