Sunday, October 16, 2011

Heart Problems

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The way this idea has unfolded is truly amazing. I am learning to listen and trust in the Lord for the first time. The Lord has been nudging me and filling me with things bigger than myself. Things I don’t fully understand. What I do know, there is nothing compared to the orchestrating of the Lord. His plans are perfect. One step, and then the next- trusting in his plan.

I have a heart problem.

I was driving the other day when the Lord, in a still quiet voice, told me I had a heart problem, but I would be healed. My first thought was, “that’s weird- did I just say that to myself?”. Anyone? But lately I have been listening very close to the Lord and minding that voice. So my next thought was, “that makes sense- it runs in my family- I should exercise”. 

So, I began getting up early and doing just that. However, during my morning walk/jog/run, the Lord revealed something different to me. I didn’t get it at first. My thinking, when done alone, is always so small. It was not a physical heart condition, but rather a spiritual condition of the heart, that I was suffering, and I was not alone.

As women, not all of us, but the majority of us, are suffering from a condition of the heart brought on by an insatiable appetite for wholeness. We are looking everywhere and buying into everything. We may even be in the pews at church, but we’re not getting it. It’s a serious problem. We as women have the fate of the world in our hands. We are going to have to choose to be healed collectively, or risk passing our heart disease to generations of women who will follow. Sounds, pretty big? Well, as women we have a huge responsibly- many things depend on us being whole and happy. The biggest of these things is the family- the root of humanity. It takes just three generations to loose something collectively.

The truth is, God designed us with something missing, so we would seek him. God knows the size of the hole in our hearts, and he is the perfect fit. He has every intention to make us whole. Some of us have found it, others continue to search, and some are like me, smack dab in the middle of Gods ultimate heart surgery. The Lord wants us all here. The Prince of Peace. Say that really slow and think about it. Are we finding peace in what we are seeking? If not, seek him.

John 14:6. New International Version (NIV). 6 Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture (The Bible) is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true, and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.
New Testament Bible NLT. The Truth Made Clear. (www.youversion.com)

Well, those are my thoughts for this Sunday (or OUR thoughts).  See you tomorrow!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you, Kasse, for sharing your {heart} with us today. I appreciate that you include Scripture with your thoughts as it gives weight to what is being said and shows that it's not just one person's "opinion," but truly speaks the heart of GOD.

    Like you, I too, have "heart problems" in certain areas of my character and do my best to follow the leading of the Lord when He corrects me. Listening to that still, small voice is a humble experience indeed, but the benefits of obedience far outweigh the temporary discomfort of discipline!

    May your day - and your week - be blessed :)

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  2. Thanks for the blessed post! I agree, we all have holes in our hearts.

    "Are we finding peace in what we are seeking? If not, seek him." I love that. Thanks for reminding me to slow down and LISTEN to HIM today.

    Have a blessed week.

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  3. I think the search for whole-heartedness is way bigger than just the search for God. We can grow, both in spirit and in mind, by loving ourselves and each other and every living creature.
    As a non-believer, or as I think of myself, a strict agnostic, I am confident that I will grow and increase my capacity for compassion by opening up my heart to the universe, which I suppose is my version of God.

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  4. Thanks ladies for your comments and inspiration. Sorry its taken me so long to reply. I'm finally able to post on my own blog.

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