We all know the heart is an important organ in our body. The human heart’s job is to pump nutrient-rich blood throughout our body. If the heart is not working nothing else is working either. Therefore, it is imperative that we maintain and take care of our human heart. We are told to eat right and exercise, because if we don’t, we can experience problems. But, not many of us know, we have the same responsibility to take care of our spiritual heart. The heart more often refers to our spirit, the innermost organ or the center of your being. Therefore, if we do not take care of our heart spiritually we can experience problems. In that same manner we must do whatever it takes to maintain our spiritual heart. I’ve learned the way to do this is by monitoring our thoughts and emotions, because every emotion is based out of love, faith or fear. We must do away with all negative attitudes, pride, un-forgiveness, malice, and hatred because all these things affect our heart.
The devil put thoughts in our head so we should never respond to the first strong emotion, or make any important decision for our life when we are tired, worn out, upset, or when we are experiencing weakness anxiety or fear. The human heart is well protected from outside danger and it is very difficult to reach I’m told. In the same manner we must also protect our spiritual heart from outside danger. When God saved us he changed our heart and our spirit became new. Therefore, we must allow the word of God to work in our heart and renew our minds until there is nothing left of our old nature. God does not want anything from us without a sincere heart so we must strive to live in peace with everyone, and love thy neighbor as thyself—- which is the greatest commandment. But most of all what I learned last week is that it’s not about outwards things but about the consecration of the heart. God wants a healthy heart, one that is pure and upright. We must long and strive for Holiness of heart because Holiness comes from a pure heart.