Day Ten of 40 Days of Grace: Finding My Heart in God’s Hands
Day 10 – “Breathe in, breathe out,” the recorded voice repeated before I was told to hold my breath. No, it wasn’t a yoga lesson, but a calcium scoring test for my heart -inside a donut-like computed tomography (CT) scanning machine. I learned that calcium deposits act like dye inside the arteries as the machine takes images of my heart in sections. Modern technology is being used in the practice of medicine to decide whether my heart is as healthy as it should be.
No matter the outcome I am blessed. The Lord has me in the palm of His hand. My heart is there too. Best of all He cleansed my heart, my spiritual heart, of sin when I gave my life to Him. The Great Physician isn’t only the ultimate doctor. He is also my Father, my Savior, Redeemer, and Friend. Jesus said we should love God with all our hearts, minds, bodies, and souls and our neighbor as ourselves.
Every day there’s some part of my heart I’m holding back from Him whether I realize it or not. But He knows and loves me anyway. I remember reading a very deep book years ago about how our physical hearts are connected to our will and our brain, that the heart is part of making our decisions for or against God. I pray to do better to love Him and others better. He hasn’t given up on me, but brings me closer to Him each day.
I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. (Psalm 9:1, NLT)