We all know the heart is a vital organ in our body. Doctors often use x-rays and scans to diagnose conditions of the heart. The medical community reminds us to be heart healthy. Surgery may be required to repair a damaged heart.
Your heart should be a top priority; it is important to make sure it is healthy. The intent of the heart is at the core of our being. The Lord sets a significant importance for keeping our hearts pure. In Proverbs 4:23, Solomon told his son, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
How does the Great Physician view your heart? The heart is the spiritual part of us where our emotions and desires live. We may not always understand our own heart, but Jesus does. “Would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?” Psalm 44:21
The emotional state of the heart affects the whole person.
“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:13
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 17:22
Jesus declares the greatest commandment is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matthew 22:37 Clearly, this is more than an emotion – it is a conscious commitment to the Lord.
“People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7.
~ Remember the character of God. Reflect on His promises.
~ Leave your past mistakes and failures behind. Jesus has forgiven you, now forgive yourself.
~ Expect great things from God. Accept great things from God.
~ Open your heart to receive from Him. Have a teachable spirit.
~ Have a grateful heart. Count your blessings, (I bet there are many).
~ Read God’s word. Take time to pray and worship Him.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
*All Scripture references are from the New International Version.
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