Monday, March 1, 2010


It was hopeless. His heart was so diseased and weakened, that the ONLY option was to have a total heart transplant.

After years of use and abuse of his heart, there was no hope of living with the one he had.

He was wheeled into surgery and under the skilled hands of his surgeon, his old heart was removed. Oh, so gently. A new heart was placed in his chest. All of the vital vessels were connected to the new heart and ready to circulate life sustaining blood to all of his organs once again.

Next, a crucial step - the machines which were circulating his blood while the transplant was taking place were stopped. Everyone held their breaths to see if the new heart would begin beating - beating in a rhythm which would provide the man with life.

YES! All was well.

We, too, need heart transplants. Our hearts, if left to themselves become diseased, filled with unforgiveness, fear, bitterness, anxiety and all sorts of attitudes which do not spring from God. We need a new heart. For a spiritual heart transplant, there is only one place where we can go to have that delicate, life changing procedure done - to God our Father Himself.

Have you gone? Ever? Maybe once? Maybe once upon a time? Maybe the new heart was successfully transplanted into your being, but what is its condition now? Healthy? Diseased? Does it need cleansing? Does it need fresh, new life? A jump start? Consider its condition....and consider the treatment God offers for the healthiest heart ever. Maybe, after all, we are supposed to return to the Father daily for a heart check to keep it always fresh and new.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

Heavenly Father, I present myself to You and ask that You give me a new heart. Even if I have been to You before with that request, please hear me today - I need a heart that is continually new. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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