Guard Well Your Heart ( by Fenny West)


Success Is In My Spirit 

So I guard well my spirit 

The Holy Spirit is in my spirit 

So I guard well my spirit 

Good treasure is in my spirit 

So I guard well my spirit 

Greatness is in my spirit 

So I guard well my spirit

Healing and health are in my spirit 

So I guard well my spirit 

The goodness of God is in my spirit 

So I guard well  my spirit 

The Word of God is in my spirit 

So I guard well my heart 

The peace of God is in my heart-

 peace that transcends all understanding, 

So I guard well my heart

Great treasure is in my heart;

Treasures of darkness are in my heart

So I guard well my heart. 

21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;

22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Prov 4 :21-23



Fenny West2020


Which Dog Are You Feeding?

Three dogs in everyone: persevere in your training for reigning


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There is the story of a man who performed tricks with two dogs. He will take them to a park and there instigate a fight between them. On lookers were to bet and guess who will win the dog-fight.

Now, this may sound distasteful to animal lovers, but the truth is that people have different tastes.

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The owner of the dog usually predicts who will win the dog- fight and his prediction was always right, to the amazement of onlookers.


Someone in the audience was curious and enquired how he could predict the winner each time with such precision.


He was hesitant initially to let out the secret, but the spectator kept insisting. Then he told him, ‘It’s easy. The day before the fight I feed one of them and starve the other and the one I feed wins the battle.’

Secret revealed!


So what has that got to do with you and I ?


There are three dogs in everyone:

The spirit, the soul and the body.

And they are at war with each other.

But how do we know who will win?

 That’s a very good question!david and goliath

The one you feed more wins the war.

So let your spirit be the dominant dog.

Feed him fat with the word of God.

Give him a good walk-exercise in prayer.

Let him socialise, else he will be selfish.

So be wise and take him to church

There he will see the bigger picture

And will find out that iron sharpens iron.


As for the other dog, called the mind005a_th

My advice is that you mind your mind

He was awake in the world long before the spirit

Was woken up or regenerated- born again.

He walked in the way of the world

And thought in the way of the world

He needs rewiring, renewing, retuning;

He needs complete transformation.

You do this by exposing him to the word,

No just when you feel like it, but daily.

You chew it, digest it, meditate on it

Until it permeates you and propels you.

Yes, without a doubt it is hard work!

But you cannot afford to let the mind reign

He has to be subject to the spirit-man.metamorphosis egg

Believe me, it’s a struggle and a doddle

From the day you become a New Creature.


 metamorphosis butterfly

‘So, what about the third dog?’Good question!

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This is the most unruly one amongst the three

So, should we just get rid of him by casting him out?

Unfortunately, that option is not available to us.

You need the body and all its ‘embodiments’

This dog has a place but he has to be subordinate.

Whereas in some people, the mind is stronger,

In others the flesh is the dominant force.

However, the spirit has to be the top dog

Therefore, the flesh has to be starved to death.

I know it sounds cruel, but this is the gospel truth.

The body remains with you, but for the spirit to reign,

He has to die daily like Paul said. That is the way out.


So, when you wake up in the morning

And your body is craving a cup of coffee

And tells you, ‘Coffee, please! I want it now, it’s urgent!

Tell him, ‘In this house, the spirit rules

And the agenda is: the word and prayer first,

Coffee can take a back seat, ok?’


The flesh may be cross, have withdrawal syndromes.

Never mind, know that you are training the old dog

And it will take some time before he learns a new trick.

It will not be days or weeks but many, many years.

But you have to persevere in your training for reigning.

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Walking in the Spirit

16   I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

17   For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.

18   But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19   Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

20   idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

21        envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Romans 12: Living Sacrifices to God

1     I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

2          And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Rom12:1-2

4          But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ “Mat4:4

Do Not Love the World

15   Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16   For all that is in the world — the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world.

17        And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.1John2:15-17

Prayer 1

 Colossians 3: Not Carnality but Christ

1     If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

2     Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

3     For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

4     When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

5     Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

6     Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience,

7     in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.

8     But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.

9     Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,

10   and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,

11   where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

Character of the New Man

12   Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;

13   bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.

14   But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.

15   And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

16   Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17   And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.



19   Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

20   idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies,

21   envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

23   gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.


 7     But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

8          Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, Matt3:7-8

I Never Knew You

21   “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.

22   Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’

23   And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’Matt7:21-23

 The Truth Shall Make You Free

31   Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.

32   And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John8:31-32

Striving for a Crown

 24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.

25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.

26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.

27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. 1Cor9:24-27

Teens charged with killing man over cigarette  January 29th 2013

Two teenage boys were charged with the December beating death of a man on the West Side after an argument over a cigarette, prosecutors said.

Derrick Burns, 15, and William Davis, 16, were initially charged with aggravated battery as juveniles but the charges were upgraded to first-degree murder with the two now being charged as adults, prosecutors said in court today.

There is a story of a lady who was having a heavy row with another woman on a Sunday. One of them was a Christian. She looked her watch and saw that she was getting late, so she told the other woman: ‘ I am going to the service now, but when I come back we will continue from where we left off.’

There was recently another story of a man who shot another dead because he refused him a cigarette.

Not long ago, it was reported that two men decided to feed their flesh to the  full by going to a restaurant which offered: ‘eat as much as you like’

They descended on the restaurant like eagles and wanted to come as elephants. They ate and ate and ate until the restaurant owners were furious and threw them out.

Before you condemn them, remember if it is not food it can be something else. TV entertainment? the list can go on. Whatever prevents your spirit from being the top dog, needs to be all you can

 Feed the right dog, then it will do right!

 Remained blessed and highly favoured!

©Fenny West2013


©Fenny West2013