By Stacy Y Whyte
The heart is a delicate organ in the body yet is very vital for one’s survival. The heart occupies a small space and not everyone can be allowed in it. It must be guarded and treated with care. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks – you should only allow good thoughts to enter into your heart. If it is broken allow God to come in and heal you and make you whole again because He is faithful enough to do it for you. Psalm 34:18 says, “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” The enemy’s desire is to have you think evil and do evil to others and those ideas are first developed in the mind then to the heart. If all you allow in is negativity, evil and deadly ideas it will create pain not just for you but for others around you including those that loves you the most.
Your heart is a treasure chest and if nurtured it will produce success and not failure, wealth and not poverty, good health and not afflictions, peace and not sorrow. The heart has a voice and when it speaks it protects, it loves, it gives, it shares, it respects, it is faithful, it has integrity and it covers a multitude of pain. It heals the pain and comforts the desolate and the broken. For that reason God designed the heart to love and be loved so, do not use another person just to sample the rose garden or the sugar cane. Each time you consider using someone or you do it that heart cries out to God for healing. He stops to listen, take notes and bottle those tears and He will judge you and avenge you in His time. Romans 12:19 says, “Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord.” A person’s charm can be deceptive and a queen’s beauty may not last forever but the one that stands with integrity and love you in good and in challenging times will be remembered for many generations.
Recently, I had a conversation with someone who is newly married – the person sounded very vain, materialistic and selfish. As we spoke I realized that there was no us in that marriage because there was so much me, my and mine used during the conversation. On the other hand when it wasn’t about the me, my and mine it was only about the money and the material things the spouse possess. This individual was more concern about the lifestyle they had more than the person they are suppose to love. People with a materialistic mentality break my heart because they take the people that love them the most for granted and they do not appreciate what they do for them because of their own selfish and lustful desires. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Marriage is God’s gift to creation; it is not a toy that you play with and when it is worn you through it out for another. Having a ring doesn’t mean anything; connecting the two hearts to become one is what marriage is all about.
If you are single and have a desire to be married pray about it and let God choose for you. Do not pursue a relationship with someone just because of their social status, the car they drive, the house they live in or the amount of money they have, the stocks or bonds they possess. Get in a relationship with some that captured your heart, that is compatible with you, that shares in your dreams and affirms and encourages you to do great things. When God bless you with the love that you desire do not take it for granted and walk on the person’s heart like it’s a basket ball court. Proverbs 14:30 says, “A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.” The heart is the engine that God use to fuel the entire body and awaken your emotions. When one’s emotions are involved you must be cautious in handling their heart because you can create permanent wounds. If the heart is in pain it will shed tears and even bleed and it can cripple up dreams and aspirations. However, a merry heart gives life to the body, renews the mind and refreshes the soul.
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5