A Broken Heart
Understanding how your spirit, soul and body work together but, are three different parts of you, each with their own purpose, unlocks the meaning of life. Then when you see your heart is the gateway to your soul and your free will is the gateway to your spirit, you learn to protect your heart, scripture says guard your heart in Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence.”
Your heart is the key. From your heart comes love, hate, evil, good, fear, courage, pride, purpose and it is your heart that God tries or tests.
When someone gets “saved” born again, if that does not come from that person’s heart, then the prayer is just a bunch of words. Romans 10:9,10 clearly say you have to believe in your heart. We serve God with all our heart Deut. 26:16. Even Proverbs 3:5 tells us to trust in the Lord with all our heart.
Problems come when people turn their heart from God, from truth, from righteousness. Does that mean the person did not get saved? No. It means the person has allowed someone or something to turn their heart away.
Marriages are ruined because a heart has been turned, Matthew 5:28 KJV “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
Your heart can cause you all kinds of trouble if you let it, you don’t guard it.
Your heart you need to examine. What is in your heart? Man’s heart is deceitful and desparately wicked God says in Jeremiah 17:9 KJV The heart is deceitful above all things , and desperately wicked: who can know it?
That is why David asked God to create a clean heart in him in Psalms 51:10.
Sometimes the heart is hurt or broken because of expectations we have. What we need to understand is only God can work on a man’s heart (Acts 16:14). We are to pray God changes hearts and believe God and his word with all our heart.
Your heart plays a key role in all the decisions you make. What is your heart telling you about you?