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How’s your heart? Regular physical check-ups will often include some kind of heart check. From the simple stethoscope analysis to more extensive testing, it’s important to know how your heart is doing. One source reports that heart issues account for over 800,000 deaths in the US every year. That’s about 2,200 people every day of the year!
There’s another kind of heart problem that’s destroying lives. Many people are suffering from an unhealthy spiritual heart. Often, unbeknownst to them, there are issues going on inside their soul robbing them of the life and health God intends.
God is very interested in the condition of your heart. He’s also committed to helping you with issues of the heart. We’re reminded of God’s commitment to our heart health in 1 Samuel 16:7b (NIV) “…The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
We’re told that God isn’t focused on or impressed with the outward appearance of people. He’s interested in something much deeper and more important. God “looks” at our hearts.
The Hebrew word for “looks” means to examine, observe, and inspect. It implies a careful analysis of what’s going on at the core of our being, not for the sake of condemning us, but to help us become aware of the heart issues that are negatively affecting us.
How’s your heart? When was the last time you considered what’s going on in the deepest places of your soul? Are you healthy and whole in your soul? Ask God to do a heart check on you today and to provide you with the results.