Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Heart Health!


My physical heart is very healthy, despite how I abuse it with bad food and very little exercise!  I am truly grateful and need to start looking after it a lot better so it stays that way!!!!

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?

God bless
Tracy


13 comments:

  1. let me add a huge amen to this post, bless you dear.

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    1. Hi Shortybear, thank you, and may the Lord bless you too
      God bless

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  2. Thank you for this 'heartfelt' reminder. I will attempt to follow your advice to the best of my ability. Blessings to you Tracy. My 'heartiest' of thanks.

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    1. Hi Anita, lol, I need to be following my own advice too
      God bless

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  3. Great thoughts here, Tracy! Yup, I could use some work in my physical life, taking care of my body's heart. And I also need the ministering of the Holy Spirit to keep my spiritual heart in good health too!

    God's TLC:

    T rusting
    L earning
    C ommitting

    If I trust God, learn more and more about Him and His Word, and commit myself to following Him - well, I think my *heart* will be pumping strong!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Hi Sharon, I love your acrostic here. I will be putting that one side to remember. TLC, Trust, Learn, Commit!
      God bless

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  4. Yes, dear Lord, help me to take better care of my spiritual heart! Sometimes we can be so intent and busy taking care of others and ministering to their needs, that we can neglect our own. Thank you for this needful, edifying post, Tracy!

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    1. Hi Cheryl, that is sooo true. We need to refresh in the Lord in order to continue what it is He would have us do.
      God bless

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  5. Guarding our heart can take real effort. It is so easy to allow unforgiveness to remain and fester. May we all have open heart surgery to remove those things that have settled and taken hold and try to remain. I am so thankful for the Blood transfusion that Jesus allowed us to have to heal those spots. Thank you for your encouraging post shared with us here at Tell me a Story.

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    1. Hi Hazel, love your analogy. Yes, I need a blood transfusion, and open heart surgery, to keep focus on Him and His ways
      God bless

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  6. I love the overwhelming blessings of His transforming our hearts. Whyever do we hesitate in allowing Him to do so???

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    1. Hi Deby, I agree. It always seems to be the last resort with me. Try everything else first, when He stands there, arms open wide!
      God bless

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