Hearts...

How's your heart today? I hope you have healthy heart physically and spiritually, but it's work to keep both in good shape. Physically we must eat right, exercise, and avoid stress, but what about our spiritual heart. The magazines in the doctor's office aren't full of 5 step plans when it comes to our spiritual heart. Our hearts may be in trouble if we sense there is guilt, anger, greed,or jealousy creeping into our life. It happens quietly and quickly unfortunately. Just as it's easy to eat too much dessert or skip exercising we can slip into holding onto guilt, anger, greed, and jealousy. Hebrews 3 shares the story of Moses and the Israelites. Remember the struggles of Israel? The challenge in this chapter is "Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. You must warn each other every day, as long as it is called 'today', so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God." Do you check your heart daily? From these verses the check on our hearts is vital to us keeping on the path God wants for us. Take a few moments to honestly reflect on your heart condition. If your heart is heavy with guilt, confess your transgressions. Are you angry? It may be time to forgive even if you weren't asked. Are you frustrated by your greed? Give generously. Maybe you are fighting jealousy. Take time to celebrate for someone else. Spiritual hearts need check-ups. Make an appointment with your creator and confess.

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