“If our hearts are poisoned by a single lie, it will affect our entire body. Our heart is responsible for pumping 1,500 to 2,000 gallons of blood throughout our body every single day. What happens to our heart does not stay in our heart; it’s pumped throughout our entire body. So once a lie from the enemy has entered our heart, it affects our mind, mouth, eyes, ears, hands, and feet. A single lie will influence our thoughts, our actions, our words, and what we believe about ourselves, others and even God.“ Kim Meyer, excerpt from the bible app reading plan, “Our Modern Warfare.”
Recently I have observed many situations from my loved ones and friends, that involved the heart. Whether figuratively or spiritually, many of us have struggled and are still struggling to understand the “heart of the matter” in our daily dealings. In most situations our reactions or feelings towards things always stem from something deeper. I can only refer to what I have witnessed myself and gone through myself, but I know for a fact that we cannot please God, and follow His will for our lives if our hearts are not in it. We must be relatively certain, of who we are and what we want to truly understand faith.
Relatively means to a certain degree, especially when compared with other things of the same kind. And to be certain means to know for sure, and established without doubt. When you put these two definitions together it becomes in the degree in which we compare with one another (same kind). As humans we tend to relate to each other most because of experiences. We mostly bond in tragedy or in extreme victory. But our differences show the most during our individual struggles and set backs. Unfortunately, we cause our hearts more destruction when we allow lies, distrust, anger, bitterness, and envy to lead us into the dark. The enemy (Satan) is crafty and knows exactly what buttons to push and what target to aim at. He knows our every weakness and our biggest weakness comes from our hearts.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23
Yes, it is easy to allow people and circumstances to change how you are, but in God we have been freed. We have been freed from those chains that squeeze out our focus, determination, purpose, and perseverance that God blessed us all with having. Our hearts control blood flowing to all parts of our body, and in being relative to one another God is the organ that flows life into all of us. We need our hearts and we NEED our God! No one can survive without their heart.
Lastly I will leave you with this final thought. Who controls your heart? The world or Christ?
” Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
Get relatively certain of who and/or what you are giving your heart to today. As always, you got this!