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How is your heart?

How is your heart?  We don’t think about it much do we?  It usually takes a sickness or something not working right with our bodies before we even stop to consider our heart.   I have two friends who found out that their heart has an irregular heartbeat.   They have “a-fib,” atrial fibrillation.  Because their hearts are not properly functioning, they lack energy, which affects their whole lifestyle.  This condition is not fatal, but it does put them at risk for other medical complications and clearly hampers their productivity.  Both are receiving medical treatment, but at the current time their hearts are not in proper rhythm.  So how is your physical heart?  When is the last time you had it checked out?

The harder question is, how is your spiritual heart doing?  We know that our hearts are created to worship.  God wants us to love and worship him with all our hearts.  Though our hearts have been redeemed and transformed by the completed work of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, they are still deceitful (Jer. 17:9) and are idol factories.  Our hearts are always seeking someone or something to worship.  “Worship is like a fire hose that has gotten stuck in the ‘on’ position and is endlessly shooting water out with great force.  We must decide where to aim the hose.  That is choosing the focus of our worship” (Scott Thomas and Tom Wood, Gospel Coach, Zondervan, 2012, p. 83).

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Monday, February 18th, 2013 | No Comments »
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