A heart condition

Disclaimer: This first story is not for the faint of heart (pun completely intended) 

When I was in EMT school I had the privilege of watching people operate on this guy in something called a cath lab (catheterization laboratory) and the put this fiber optic cord thing inside him to get a better look at what was going wrong. What I saw next was hands down the most beautiful thing I have ever witnessed. There on the screen was his whole heart just beating away and it would light up every time it pumped.

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It was at that point when I began to focus on the heart both in the physical sense and in the context of what drives us.

Matthew 6:21

21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

So where is your heart today? is it just sitting in your bank account? or perhaps in the arms of your spouse or significant other? Or is it resting comfortably in the hands of the king of kings? You see Jesus doesn’t want us to give just to give, he doesn’t want us to do just to be seen or because sometimes we feel we have to all he wants is our heart. Not just half of our heart our whole heart. We can’t give Jesus our heart if it is locked away in some treasure chest or in the possession of someone else. We have to give him our whole heart first and all those things we long for or need will come to pass.

Psalm 37:4

 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart. 

Or is your heart constantly worried about tomorrow? Letting the weight of the world bog it down extinguishing its fire and slowing its beat. Not doing this can be hard at times because the weight or just all of the burdens piling up but he sees us and says,

Matthew 6:30-33

30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Ultimately though I came to the realization that my heart only has so many beats so I should take care of it better, both physically and emotionally. That I needed to quit just handing my heart to every stranger or passerby (you can love someone and be pleasant to them without giving them your heart). Above all else to keep my motives in line with his will, because the world may see what we do but GOD sees why we do it.

As always thank you for reading the impressions of my heart and sorry for taking so long to write I love you!

-Joshua

god sees the heart

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