As adults, we all understand the importance of a healthy physical heart. We know we need to eat right and get plenty of exercise to maintain heart health. We also have come to understand that genetics play a part in our heart health. Some heart conditions and diseases are passed down from our family, while others can be due to the environment we grow up in. Healthy eating habits and exercise start in the home. If you grew up eating healthy foods and was physically active, then you are more likely to continue you this as an adult. We tend to do what we know and what is comfortable. We are creatures of habit. This is why most people do not like change.
The physical heart’s job is to carry blood to every ounce of the body. The body is full of arteries that carry the blood from the heart throughout the body. The blood is continuously moving in us and is not stagnant until the day we die. The blood is pumped through our body but must return to the heart to be sent back out through the body. If one of these arteries becomes blocked or occluded in anyway then you will have a stroke, heart attack, or lose extremities due to lack of blood flow. Life and death are determined by the heart. When there is not a heartbeat, you are pronounced dead.
What about the spiritual heart? Is it as important as the physical heart? Can we be Spiritually pronounced dead?
I believe the answer is yes, we have a spiritual heart and I believe it is as essential to us spiritually as the physical heart. I believe the spiritual heart pumps the blood of Jesus throughout our body. I believe it carries his blood from the top of our heads to the bottom of our toes. I believe we maintain a spiritually healthy heart by feeding it the word of God and not the junk food of the world. I believe we need to exercise our spiritual heart by showing love and compassion to others. I believe prayer and spending time with God is like running on a treadmill. You may not be going anywhere physically but spiritually you are getting that heart rate up and the blood starts flowing freely through your body. You feel restored, refreshed, recharged and rejuvenated after this.
The bible says if you raise a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it. I think this also applies to our spiritual heart. If your parents were Christians and lived for Jesus then it is something you are comfortable with. I believe this is why we have so many sinners that attend church on regular basis. They are creatures of habit and go to church every Sunday because that is what you are supposed to do. The good news is, God is still in the saving business so every Sunday that they come is a Sunday they could give it all to Jesus.
I believe we can have spiritual blockages that cause heartache, pain, and destruction. Due to these people tend to walk away from God and their faith. They become spiritually dead. They don’t feel his presence anymore. They don’t have that love and compassion that they once had. God becomes just someone they use to know. But all it takes is one prayer, one moment with Jesus and that blood begins to pump again and all those blockages of pain and heartache are removed and the spiritual healing begins.
What an amazing God we serve and he never ceases to amaze me. He loves each and every one of us and he wants us to have a healthy spiritual heart. He is waiting on us to make the choice. Please make that choice today.
Thank you for reading this and I hope you have a great day in Jesus Christ!
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