But what about my soul heart? What about the condition of that place in me that suffers loss, experiences hurt, feels disappointment? What about the damage done there? There are changes that take place. A hardness can set in. Bitterness can take root!
What is more relevant than the health of our hearts?
- They need to be worked on daily!
- Out of the abundance of our hearts we speak (Luke 6 v 45)
- We need to watch and guard our hearts (Prov 4 v 23)
- We need let the Lord examine our hearts (Ps 26 v 2)
- We need to make sure our hearts belong to the One who created us! (Prov 23 v 26)
My spiritual heart, my soul heart, has many wounds and bruises that I have allowed to fester, not allowing it heal. I need to start taking better care of my spiritual heart.
- I am going to feed it God's word daily.
- I am going to practice Godly principles, like guarding it, examining it, loving it and keeping it clean.
- I am going to watch for hardness of heart and try my best, through prayer and faith to keep it supple and ready to give and receive mercy and grace.
- I will pluck out those roots of bitterness as soon as I recognise them.
- I am going to daily offer my heart to the Lord in thankfulness.
- I must be consistent, intentional, resolute and deliberate about my heart health.
Yes, my heart needs some royal treatment because in doing so, my heart will be able to hear and help the hearts of others. It will be strong in the Lord and healthy enough to carry the scars that shape it. God says He heals the broken-hearted and my heart needs and wants His healing.
My encouragement for you today is that if you are breathing, your heart is alive, therefore, why don't you, with me, start to give your heart a little Godly TLC?