The State of The Heart

beauty heartThe heart – it serves as a pumping vessel in your body. Producing and circulating blood within your veins before you were born up until the day you physically meet the LORD.

You can feel it’s gentle pumping in your chest – it’s a life force and truly a gift and miracle from God.

This muscle is one of the most important organs in our bodies. We cannot function without it. However, this muscle serves a dual purpose – one physical and the other spiritual. It is a telling picture of the beauty that lives within our souls.

“For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7

Is your heart clean? That’s a question we must ask ourselves daily. Has bitterness, envy or how about anger clogged the arteries of your sturdy, vital chamber?

The state of our hearts is crucial to our effectiveness – for our Maker. How can we share Christ’s love, when our heart is overcome with burdens of dirty matter? When our hearts are congested there is no way for the sunlight of God’s precious love and encouragement to shine forth.

That’s the thing about inner beauty: Unlike Physical beauty, which grabs the spotlight for itself, inner beauty shines on everyone, catching them, holding them in its embrace, making them more beautiful too.     – Unknown

Dismiss those thoughts that will obstruct your beautiful heart from serving its dual purpose.

Let others get a glimpse of that pristine vessel that the LORD can use for his glory! Fill your lungs with the LORD’s praises and let that praise seep down deep into the chamber of your soul.

Every day – preform a heart check. Look and truly evaluate the state of that pretty heart.

If there is anything that is preventing that heart from pumping at full capacity – dismiss it, in the name of Christ. And, replace it with the marvelous wonders of God’s promise and his grace.

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