Heart health

It happens over 100,000 times a day and yet most of us hardly give it a passing thought.  I had a good reason to think about the rhythmic beating of our heart this week.  My son had some medical tests revealing that some more surgery might be coming his way.  

I find it interesting that the only muscle in the body that you don’t want to grow hard is the heart.  We are all happy for hard biceps, triceps and quadriceps (if we have them!) but you don’t want a hard heart muscle.  In fact, if your heart is hard it is a reflection of a problem within.   

Our natural heart needs to be supple and thin and ready to respond to the changing needs of our body from moment to moment.  The same is true for our spiritual heart.  The Lord warns us against developing a hardened heart: what He is looking for is a heart that knows Him, responds to Him and allows Him to impact our lives with His love.  

as it has been said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.” Hebrews 4:7  How’s your heart going?  Hard or soft?


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