Good afternoon everyone!! I hope you’re doing well!
I’ve been thinking about starting a new series about the heart! So I want to kickstart with a feature from a wonderful sister of mine, who’s super encouraging and is such a lovely woman of God.
Here it is: Heart check.
Hello everyone, I hope this post finds you well. I am Ruvimbo, or you can call me Rue. I have a little something I would like to share with you, regarding a heart check. I would first like to acknowledge and thank Tadi for allowing me to feature on her blog!
So, I’ve been in a season where I have been spending a lot of time with God. I felt that with lockdown going on, and everything else why not utilise my time with God. At times I seem to be so busy or overwhelmed with life I fail to make time for God. Well, it’s safe to say no more excuses now. The Holy Spirit has been speaking to me about the heart, and to reflect the condition of my heart. “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart – 1 Samuel 16:7
From the above scripture, we can see that God looks at is the heart. God does not look at the outside appearance, but what is inside that is what He’s concerned with. Let’s look at what the heart is. The heart is an organ that pumps blood through your body, which also provides the body with oxygen and nutrients. The heart also gets rid of any metabolic waste, excess waste, etc. Without a functioning heart, the human body fails. So, we see that the heart is very important, now we want to look at this from a spiritual point of view.
In you walk with Christ, it is important to maintain a heart that is right before God. From above we’ve seen how the heart functions. Now I want you to think to yourself, are you allowing the cleansing process to fully take place within you? What excess things are you allowing to dwell in your heart? What is it that you’re feeding your heart? This may be bitterness, anger, unforgiveness, sin, pride, and so forth. Is your spirit receiving the right nutrients? It’s time to deal with the conditions of our hearts. You may have been like me before, where you never really had time to reflect this or deal with it. I want to encourage you to pray to God, that He may expose these hidden things within your heart. When we don’t deal with those things, they can become strongholds in our lives and can also hinder our prayers.
Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life – proverbs 4:23. The Word of God here shows us that it is important to guard our hearts, because what we let in determines the course of our lives. Everything starts with the heart, lets use King David as an example. A man who was after God’s very own heart, despite his sins of murder and adultery. David acknowledged that he needed a new heart. David would freely go before God and ask God to renew his heart. David asked for a new heart because he knew he could not do it alone. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me – Psalms 51:10.It is only the creator, who can create a new heart within us, but we must confess and be open to God.
Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong – Ephesians 3:17. Jesus resides in our hearts, that’s His home. Now, what does that home look like? Is it inviting and welcoming for Jesus to take His place? I want to encourage you to pray daily for your heart, it’s so fragile and sensitive. In this lockdown period, I believe God wants you to come out refined and rewed. However, that can’t happen if we are holding onto things within our hearts. To deal with unconfessed sin, to deal with the heavy load that you’re carrying, to deal with letting people go…just everything. God sees everything that no one else can see in you, the hidden things. Yes, you may have been hurt, rejected, neglected but Jesus is still the same. He doesn’t just want part of you, He wants all of you even with a heart that is broken. So be encouraged to open to Him, He is ready to help you. I can testify that Jesus helped me to deal with a heart that was full of anger, and unforgiveness.
Thank you so much to Rue for sharing!!
And I hope you all have an amazing weekend. God bless you ♥️😘.
– p.s, pls get in touch! Would love to work and share what you have to say , or just share your encouragement !
~ peace , joy & love x