There is not a day that goes by that I don’t see a heart attack happen or one on the verge. I am not talking about the attack where your heart stops beating and you have to rush to the hospital. I am talking about the spiritual and emotional attack on one’s heart. What is your heart? It is the essence of your soul, is the part of man which decides how you will respond to what you have learned through spirit, soul and body; through mind, through gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit, through the promptings of conscience, and through emotions. It is the volitional part of man. Your mind controls the body, spirit, soul, conscience, heart, and emotions.
The enemy cannot capture your soul but he can however place an attack on it. The soul or your heart is given to the enemy when you give it up for him. It is when you get tired of spiritual battles and lay down the spiritual man and do what you want to do to please your flesh. It is being rebellious in loving, in giving, in response to conviction, in attitude and in actions. It is throwing in the towel and saying God is not big enough to fix my problems or help me in my present situation. It is when you keep repeating over and over again things you know you need to change. It is all a heart issue. Next time you feel a little chest pain of doing what is right, just remember the enemy loves to attack the most precious thing he cannot have, your heart, your soul. Your soul belongs to God for He created it. Take care of it, guard your heart from the attack. One of the quotes my husband said the other night was “We can all have knowledge to do right and that is good, however we must live and put forth our knowledge into action. Just to know to feed the poor is one thing, it’s knowledge but to actually give to the poor is rooted in the heart. Anyone can go around saying “Jesus did” but we should all go around doing as Jesus did and live it.”
Prayer: Lord I pray that I can understand your heart with greater depth as I continue to seek you and to know you in closer relationship every day. Praise you for your wonderful works in how you created us. Let us love you as you love us. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Mark 12:30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.