Friday, June 22, 2012

Heart Health

Heart Health

Read: Proverbs 3:1-2   "Do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you."

You have probably read a lot of articles and seen lots of news stories about your heart, how to keep it healthy, how to enjoy a long life, and how to find the perfect person to share your life with.

Many of these articles will give you lists of foods to eat or avoid, exercises to undertake, vitamins to add to your diet, and mental and emotional stresses that you don't want to add to your already busy lifestyle.

Few of these articles, however, will tell you what seems to be the best-kept secret of all – that only God can truly keep your heart healthy.

We see in this scripture verse that God says that when we listen to Him, and when we keep His commandments, not just with our bodies, but with our hearts (read mind, will and emotions) then we will live not only longer lives but we will also experience peace.

Peace.  Elusive as a butterfly for many.  Peace of mind.  Peace in our homes.  Peace in our schools.  Peace in our world.

And here God tells us that we can only experience His true peace by taking what He is offering us – His promises of long life.

Choose His promises today.  Experience all He has for you.  Share it with someone who is hurting.  Share your peace that comes from God with someone else today.

Heavenly Father, thank You for the reminder this week that Your love, Your hope, and Your peace are all that really matters.  Show me how to share that with a hurting world.  Amen.


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