Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart FailureThe problem, as I understand it, has to do with the heart’s inability to move blood, oxygen and nutrients to the organs of the body.  The condition often results in a build up of fluids in or around those organs, making it hard for them to function properly.

The same process is descriptive of a common spiritual ailment as well.  The Bible often uses the word “heart” with reference to the center or source of an individual’s thoughts, will and emotions.  When our “spiritual hearts” are not working in harmony with God’s principles, all of life can be out of sorts.  It is a common congenital problem…

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?  (Jeremiah 17:9).”

“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:  All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.  (Mark 7:21-23).”

What we really need is a spiritual heart transplant, and I’m happy to say that one is available to us right now.  The Lord encouraged Israel with…

“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you:  and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh….” (Ezekiel 36:26)

Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection paid the price for your sins.  By faith, you can have a new spiritual heart.

“Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. (Acts 8:22).”

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.   For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;  and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:9-10).”