Maintaining a Healthy Spiritual Heart

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The Lord says, “Don’t harden your hearts as Israel did at Meribah,
    as they did at Massah in the wilderness.
Psalm 95:8 (NLT)

We all know the basics of cardiac health. A healthy heart depends on what you consume and exercise. I have found that the same parallel pertains to the spiritual heart. Our spiritual hearts can get just as easily gummed up with the plaque of anger, hatred, negativity, doubt, fear, or anxiety.

To avoid the hardening of our spiritual arteries, we need to regulate what thoughts, messages, books, stories, posts, images, audio and videos we feed to our heart and brain. We also need to regularly engage our spirits in the conscious exercise of gratitude, generosity, kindness, forgiveness, goodness, and grace. A little strength training of prayer and worship helps, too.

Health is not only about our physical condition, but also about the conditioning of our hearts and minds.

3 thoughts on “Maintaining a Healthy Spiritual Heart”

  1. KR … It made me smile too!

    Engage our spirit in ….Gratitude, generosity, kindness, forgiveness, goodness and grace….I needed to hear that this am!

  2. 1 Come, let us sing to the Lord!
    Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
    2 Let us come to him with thanksgiving.
    Let us sing psalms of praise to him.

    I sang on worship team for the first time in 6 years yesterday. I had some nerves Sat night (mostly due to cancel of rehearsal this week), but really enjoyed being up there with my wife on keys and son singing next to me. I had forgotten how much I enjoy being up there leading the congregation in worship.

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