God wants our whole heart! We continue our exploration of a Healthy Heart today in Matthew 5: 8, where Jesus teaches in his Beatitudes that to receive blessing from God, our hearts must be not only healthy, but pure. But what does a pure heart look like? Learn the seven signs of the Impure Heart... and see how yours measures up with the seven signs of a Pure Heart. Prepare to be blown away!
Now that we understand through our current series that a biblically Healthy Heart is made up of the Mind, the Affections and the Will, it's time to apply our knowledge and work it! God commands our obedience because He loves us, and the Healthy Heart abides and delights in His instruction. Let's go after loving Him with everything we have, and reap the blessings that only He provides.
Today and tomorrow, we wrap up our Healthy Heart series with our discussion of a Wealthy Heart... not wealth in a worldly sense, but in a Godly sense. Luke 12:34 warns us that whatever we treasure in our heart, we love the most. What do you treasure? Yourself? Your possessions? Or your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ? Time to check your heart!
The Word of God teaches us that the Biblical Heart is made up of the Mind, the Affections and the Will. We've infiltrated the Mind and stirred up our Affections in our first installments of our Healthy Heart series... now it's time to go after our Wills! The bottom line is that our best will, every single time we come to make a decision, is God's Will. Our will on earth, guided by God, must first discern, then desire and then finally and most importantly, do!
How can you tell the state of your Healthy Heart in Christ? A quick quiz: if biblical principles fire you up into practical passion, you're on the right path! Our Healthy Heart series continues today with God's Great Commission, to make disciples... but also God's Great Commandment: to love. Not love the world, which only equals an investment in certain death, but to love the Lord our God with all of our hearts, minds and spirits.
For this, the second installment of our Healthy Heart series, we turn to God's word once again to illustrate how a renewed, revived, restored heart MUST lead to the authentic application of Biblical principles to our lives. We can't be believers and just sit there! We must apply our minds, our wills, our emotions and our physical beings to the pursuit of surrendering our hearts. All of us for all of Him!
Is yours a healthy heart? Not only physically, but spiritually? Today, we begin a new series examining the most crucial aspect of our faith... a healthy heart. God longs for us to start every day with the new spirit of a humble, broken heart, ready to be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. We need to guard and protect our heart... but how?