“Pay attention , my child, to what I say. Listen carefully. Don’t lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart, for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning. Above all else, guard your heart, for it effects everything you do.” Proverbs 4; 20-23
The Hebrews believed that the heart was of utmost importins. Today folks all over the world realize that the heart is central to a persons over all health and well being. I’m sure many of you can remember your first broken heart. Crushing moments when you questioned life itself. Yesterday I was put on a blood pressure drug. The Dr. told me I have high blood pressure, but not to bad. I told her I just have a large heart cause I’m an old jockey strap. She did not buy it. I tried. My 88 year old Dad had 5 stints put in his heart this summer to keep him alive. Some of my close friends have had heart attacks and one did not make it. The fact is the heart is really really important I suppose most of you who read this realize how important your heart is.
There is that other part of our heart that keeps us going. The heart that explodes with love for Jesus, our wife or husband, children ,friends. . . The Holy Spirit of God penned down for us in the book of Romans 10:9-10 some important information about the heart. “For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.” I believe when your heart is right with God your whole body is right. Folks, all of us have lost loved ones to heart failure. Because, it was no longer able to sustain life because of cancer or heart disease. You know, I talked with folks dying of cancer whose heart was right with God, and they were amazingly good. Also, encouraging the healthy around them. And because their heart was right with God they slipped into heaven. But we still have to deal with the shot to our heart. Remember God wrote to us in the Proverbs, “guard your Heart.” It’s all about your heart. Believe with your whole heart in the goodness of God and you will be alright and He will heal your heart. ” The Lord is close to the broken hearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18