The Door to My Heart

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Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13

For years, I had this verse written on a slip of paper and hanging on my fridge door.  It inspired me to be brave during a season in my life when I was feeling anything but.  Every time I wanted to take a drink, it was a daily reminder to me that the One I was clinging to was infinitely bigger.

I didn’t have to hide anymore.  I didn’t have to run away in fear anymore.  I could turn and face the giant who was pursuing me.  I could stand up to him. I could be brave.

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

His strength filled me up in a way that alcohol never ever could.

I’m not sure whatever happened to that verse on my fridge door.  But, I do know, that it now hangs permanently on the door to my heart.


18 thoughts on “The Door to My Heart

  1. Mary

    What a lovely 5 minutes worth of words and feelings Eileen. Thank you for sharing and being brave.

    Your neighbor at Lisa-Jo’s place.

  2. Mike

    Great reminder of how to hide the Word in our hearts. It never seems like bravery at the time but each of those decision points requires it if we are to make the right choices.

    1. Eileen Post author

      That breaks my heart, Shelly. It can certainly become a thief. It robs of so much. And, no matter what we are struggling with, that bravery comes from Him. Somethings are too much to overcome on our own strength.

  3. Dionne

    Wow! I am so touched by your post of how powerful God’s word and truth is compared to the world of temptations we face. Thank you for reminding me that keeping the Lord’s word in our hearts (memorizing too) is our best offensive weapon!! Much blessing to you.

  4. Jade

    With God all things are possible…To write those words on your heart means so much to Him. This is a wonderful sentiment, clearly written, and truthful. Moving from a note paper to our hearts takes time and practice, yet the rewards are worth the effort. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Beck Gambill

    I love that that verse now hangs on your heart! It’s so important to filter what we let in through that door by the truth of scripture. Great five minutes, thanks for being brave and sharing your heart.

  6. Denise J. Hughes

    I love that the verse “now hangs permanently on the door to [your] heart.” That is beautiful. And thank you for sharing a part of your brave journey here on these pages. Your brave words shine light and hope. Thank you.


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