Monday, 13 April 2015

A Matter of the Heart

Hello lovelies! How was the weekend? It's so hot in this part of the world o. *fans face* How is it over there? OK, this post happens to be a response to someone who politely asked me; "Please, what is your blog about?" :D

A Matter of the Heart


I love heart matters. I just love anything that is heart-related. Wait, I hope you know heart matters aren't restricted to relationship issues. Good. Just so you know, Heart Rays isn't just about that. Lol.

I like how some theologians refer to the heart. They say it is the mind, emotions and will. There is much more to this definition but these three attributes seem so perfect for me.

Mind
- reasoning and thinking process -

The heart is where you think up ideas. The good, the bad and the ugly ideas. It is the seat of creativity and intelligence. It is the place where true knowledge can be received, conceived, and believed.

So that's why I post articles like; Concepts of New Things, God Loves Akara and I Love You Like Fufu.

Emotions
- moods and feelings -

When you genuinely fall in love with someone, you do that with your heart. Your heart feels the affection. It shows an expression of you when you are happy as well as when you are sad.

So that's why you can find rays such as; happiness, peace, loneliness, love and confidence.

Will
- choices and decisions -

To have a pure, happy, and positive attitude towards life requires your effort. You have to choose the path to follow. Your heart is a place where decisions are made.



Ehen, am I writing rubbish? what am I exactly saying? The thing is your life is a matter of the heart. And you need to guard your heart like crazy because it can also be misleading. I didn't frame it up, it's in the Bible. Proverb 4:23 says;
"Guard your heart diligently, for out of it flows the issues of life."

Good thoughts = Good heart = Good life 
Bad thoughts = Bad heart = Bad life

The habitual thoughts of our hearts control how we live. Everything we are and everything we do shines from the heart.

That's how my former boss told me the other day, "Amaka, you have a good heart." I melted! But then I asked myself, Really, how would he know that?

I figured he could tell because my thoughts direct my decisions, my decisions direct my actions, and my actions are what he's seen me do - my everyday living. He could tell from my expressions. (That is the light). You grab? If you can guard the thoughts of your heart, you can be assured of a pure, positive and prosperous life.

Once again, welcome to Heart Rays! The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart. :)

What helps you guard your heart? Or better still, how are you guarding your heart?

Written by: Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
Follow on Twitter: @Amakamedia 
Email: amakamedia@gmail.com



Heart Rays. . .giving out the light.

40 comments:

lindaspears said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

lindaspears said...

Avoiding anger, pride, and temptation are ways of guarding the heart. I think

Vicky Wendu said...

Wooow! deep shit here! pardon my use of words. The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart.U totally agree. . .Our walk with God is always a matter of the heart. Our actions stems from our heart.The heart needs guarding because the heart is not just deceitful, it is more deceitful than all else (Jer. 17:9a). We can’t trust it because of its natural selfishness, self-centeredness, and self-protective ways and devices.

Dave said...

Hahahahaha A blog post to answer "what do you blog about?" Great blog description by the way. What you see, what you hear, what you read, what you believe is all a part of the guarding process.

Chioma Dike said...

I guard my heart by dwelling on positive thoughts like visiting this blog #grins#

Chioma Dike said...

The question is how do you avoid all these?

Amakamedia said...

God knows how fragile our hearts can be, and He begs us to take the time to protect them, to watch over them and to take care of them. But guarding your heart does not come in the form of some magical process or spiritual language, it comes in practical, everyday decisions.

Amakamedia said...

The heart is deceitful. Yes truly yes! That's why we need to GUARD it. The heart, when dominated by the sinful nature and man’s viewpoint, gathers wickedness to itself like impure imaginations, slander, false beliefs, false aspirations and solutions, impure desires, and deceit, etc. We need to be DILIGENT in the guarding process. That's the WORD of God.

Thanks for your contribution, Vicky!

Amakamedia said...

Lol. I just had to break it down that way. The Heart is for ideas, emotions, and decisions. The Rays are the light shinning on life issues. The light is the Life-giving Word of God. Sometimes, I can't fathom the meaning myself. The name was birthed in the Spirit. . . I'm yet to unveil the meaning(s)

Thanks for visiting, Dave!

Amakamedia said...

Awww. . . *kisses*

Ahmed said...

Very enlightening. I enjoyed the read. To guard the heart means to be careful about what you listen to, what you look at, and who you move it.
PS: I love Heart Rays. Unique and sweet.

Chioma Dike said...

You are welcome

Amakamedia said...

You have a good heart, Chioma. :)

Amakamedia said...

Yeah, to guard means to be careful. Many thanks, Ahmed. So glad to have you here!

lindaspears said...

#sign of the cross# don't use that s*** word here biko #rolling eyes#

Vicky Wendu said...

Hehehehehe...... Ayam very sowi. . .mummy no vex

Vicky Wendu said...

But seriously Amaka, in one sentence, what is your blog about? No story!

lindaspears said...

Her blog is about positivity, inspiration and love na

Vicky Wendu said...

Linda, what is it again now oooo? leave me alone. Are you Amaka? Did she make you her spokesperson?

Alice said...

The heart is a place where decisions are made. That is why our decisions and choices are as important as who we are. Nice one Amaka.

Amakamedia said...

Exactly! It's not just for love and emotional feelings.The heart is the seat of intuition, love, creativity, wisdom, gratitude, faith and the like. Bless your heart, Alice.

Amakamedia said...

Oh, Vicky! How I tried to avoid your question. *scratches head* Erm. . . in one sentence ~ My blog is a personal, unique and creative display of intuitive thoughts, inner feelings, and life's choices which are expressed in words, pictures, and sounds to inspire and bless everyone who comes in.~

That's a mouthful.

Bukola A said...

Guarding what we take into our hearts and controlling our reactions will determine what takes root there. The word of God helps me guard my heart.

Fradulinks said...

I just love the way you blog. So much depth and meaning. Keep it up.

Fradulinks said...

Nice one

Vicky Wendu said...

You see? Straight and simple!!! it wasn't so hard after all. Lol. Just pulling your legs dear. I admire your energy and spirit. Keep doing what you do best. Your blog is working!!!

bolateethole.blogspot.com said...

*smiling *

bolateethole.blogspot.com said...

I wanted to add you on my blog roll but me don't understand your url.

Amakamedia said...

Awww. . . Ernie also mentioned it. I dunno why Heart Rays and Feed Burner keep quarelling. *sigh* Please copy this link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/wPWtM

That's my blog feed. Thanks sistur!

Amakamedia said...

I love the flow too. You make blogging more fun and more interesting when you come around (and join the discussion). Thanks, Fraudulinks!

Amakamedia said...

And I just love your warm words. You have a good heart, Pat. *hugs*

Amakamedia said...

*giggling*

Amakamedia said...

Lol. It takes another good heart to know a good heart.

Amakamedia said...

#WORD

You're welcome, Bukky!

Amakamedia said...

Aww. . . Thank you. Please stay longer!

Sergeant said...

Interesting.

frances said...

Matt 12:33-35, a good heart brings out good things and a bad heart brings out evil things, you can't separate the both of them from each other.
What is in the heart is what controls one's life.
Check what you take into ur heart(what you read, watch and listen to) cuz they will control all you do.

Sent you an email Amaka, did you get it?

Amakamedia said...

Frances' comment so on point!

Oh dear, I haven't got it yet. Kindly resend. . .Ah, I can't wait to unwrap the e-gift! *grins*

Nekky said...

Love your blog, you rock girl!

Gbenga said...

I am loving your blog and I don’t want to leave. You write so well with passion and love for the message you are passing across.

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