Our hearts pump at a rate of 70-75 beats per minute, though weighing only 11 ounces on average. A healthy heart can do amazing things, it pumps, 2,000 gallons of blood vessel each day and creates enough energy to drive a truck 20 miles. In a lifetime, that is equivalent to driving to the moon and back. Conversely, if our heart malfunctions, our whole body shuts down. The same could be said of our "spiritual heart." In Scripture, the word heart represents the center of our emotions, thinking, and reasoning. It is the "command center" of our life. So when we read, "Keep your heart with all diligence" (Proverbs 4:23), it makes a lot of sense, but it is difficult advice to keep.
Life will always make demands upon our time and our energy that cry out for immediate attention. By comparison, taking time to hear God's Words and to do what it says may not shout quite so loudly. We may not notice the consequences of neglect right away, but over time it may give way to a spiritual heart attack.
I'm thankful God has given us His Word. We need His help not to neglect it, but to use it to align our hearts with His every day.
Dear Jesus, take our hearts and hand, And grant us this, We pray: That we through your sweet love may grow more like You day by day.
To keep spiritually fit, consult the Great Physician........
Have a blessed and productive day.
May 7, 2014