The Lord searches every heart and understands the intentions of every thought. I . Chronicles 28:9 HCSB
When you hear the word heart, what do you think about first? The physical one in your chest or the spiritual one that God knows inside and out?
When I go to the doctor, part of his routine is to listen to my heart. It tells him something about my life. If there is a problem with how my heart sounds, he refers me on to another doctor. He, too, listens very carefully. Both doctors are concerned about my physical heart. They know without it beating, there is no life. And no more office visits for me. It also means no more money to them from me.
However, the Great Physician watches over my spiritual heart. The Lord knows how it’s beating for him. If my spiritual pulse is shallow, that says I’m barely living for God. I’m breathing, but my spiritual output is next to nothing. My mouth and actions reflect minimal effort for him. Usually, the low heart rate says my prayers, if any, are not getting above the ceiling. When my Bible reading is nil, I’m not learning about God and how he wants me to live.
Then, there is my mouth. When we are silent about spiritual things, we are not saying anything about the Lord to anyone. That’s a shame because Christians are to be witnesses for him. We should be sharing what we know about him with others. If we don’t share, the Holy Spirit cannot bless his Word, the Bible, to others. Without Christians sharing God’s Word, others will never understand their spiritual destination.
Our open mouth or shut mouth is a display of our heart.
What does your heart say about your relationship and dedication to God?