Farmer and his wife embracing while looking over the hills of their farm and the silos in the landscape

Filling the Silos of Your Heart

Have you ever been to areas where agriculture or farming was a major part of the community?  Areas where it’s common to see large silos storing grain or other food products.  These massive structures hold the good harvest in just the right setting until it's ready to be used.   

Our hearts are similar to a silo.  But just as the farmer is careful with what they put into the silo and the conditions with which it is being stored, we too must be careful to watch what we put into our own hearts.  If we are filling our hearts with fear, envy, jealousy, resentment, or hate, our hearts will spoil and those negative emotions will be what flows out of our hearts to others.

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)

While we typically think of exercise and a healthy diet as the key to having a healthy heart, there is something else we should be thinking about when it comes to our hearts being healthy. We have the opportunity each day to fill out hearts with traits such as our YMCA core values of caring for others, being honest with ourselves, showing respect to one another, taking responsibility for our own actions, and growing in our faith. 

When the silos of our hearts are filled with these types of values our hearts can be healthier and we can share with others out of our abundance.  What are you filling the silo of your heart with today?  Spend time asking God to help you examine your own heart and clear out the negativity so you can make way for the good harvest.