There are devices we can use at home to check our blood pressure, our temperature, and blood sugar for glucose level? But how does one check the heart? I do not suppose that there is a home device yet for the heart.
We all need a heart check up. And I don’t mean medically. That is necessary and important. I’m referring to a spiritual heart check up. But how do we go about it?
We could ask a trusted family member or friend for an honest review, but still they do not have a full picture of our heart. They can only evaluate based on their interactions with us. Their evaluations might be skewed not wanting to offend us.
The best evaluator of our heart therefore is God. He sees our hearts and the innermost part of our beings which are hidden to others. He also knows our frames and intentions. We should humbly go to Him often to say
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: Try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.”
Psalm 139:23-24 KJV
Will you? I do occasionally.
Have you ever wondered what state your heart is? Or been told that you do need to check your heart? Not that I have been told to, but I do often feel like telling some folks to do just that – check their hearts.
Keep (check) your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life.
I’ve been on
which I selected out of sheer curiosity. I’ve almost completed it and thought it would be great to share. Check it out for a Transforming of Your Heart. I won’t give all the details away because it is worth reading. I got the types of hearts from it.
We’ve heard the cliche “Follow your heart,” but will you agree with me that sometimes our hearts can deceive us. Or how does one explain a lady who tells everyone that “my heart says he’s my husband” to a married man? Odd, but true. I’ve heard it twice. And you just stare at the lady in disbelief while refraining from shaking your head and telling her that she is delusional. Please note that this has nothing to do the mental capacity of the lady.
There are other examples I could give. The heart state is also the reason why some employees slander and tattle to the boss about another fellow employer. Anyhow
May God help us all.
So, What Kind of Heart are You?
I know that I used to have a stubborn, anxious, and condemning heart. But thank God for searching, delivering me from it all, and replacing it with a teachable, thankful, contrite, loving truth- and peace-filled heart. It is surely more than I can ask for. He has blessed me with a faith-filled, generous, joyful, and wise (could use some more wisdom) heart. But I do need and pray for a more grace-filled and surrendered heart. And yet Father God desires of me a trusting heart though what I still give Him is a questioning heart. God help me.
How about you?
Holly Melton, the author of the Plan, listed the following hearts. Will you share, in the Comments, the type of heart you think or know you have, the one you desire, and also need help with.
- Stubborn or Teachable Heart
- Forgetful or Remembering Heart
- Questioning or Trusting Heart
- Unbelieving or Believing Heart
- Complacent or Thankful Heart
- Deceived or Truth-Filled Heart
- Sorrowful or Glad Heart
- Anxious or Peace-Filled Heart
- Prideful or Humble Heart
- Hopeless or Hopeful Heart
- Selfish or Generous Heart
- Overly-Sensitive or Grace-Filled Heart
- Hateful or Loving Heart
- Angry or Forgiving Heart
- Clean or Dirty Heart
- Repentant or impertinent Heart
- Sincere or Dishonest/Deceitful Heart
- Serving or Controlling and Master’ing Heart
- Condemning or Contrite Heart
- Idolatrous or Surrendered Heart
- Lustful or Pure Heart
- Compassionate or Hardened Heart
- Wise or Foolish Heart
- Joyless or Joyful Heart
- Courageous or Fearful Heart
- Righteous or Evil Heart
May we be willing to allow God to search our hearts and correct the anomalies lest we have a spiritual heart attack some day. May it never be.
To your spiritual heart wellness