Monday, September 8, 2008

Heart Matters

This weekend passed by in a flash. On Friday night my Son in love Donny began having some heart problems and spent Friday night and Saturday in the hospital. I kept my baby girls and tried to have some fun like going to the apple orchard and out to lunch instead of sitting at home and worrying. He had some tests today at the Heart Center and we are praying for good results.

It just got me to thinking about the heart and how important it is to have a healthy one. I think it would be comforting to have tests and get an all good from doctors that you have a healthy heart.

At the same time, I think it would be more comforting to spend time with our Heavenly Father and get an all good that your heart is pleasing in His sight.

It caused me to ponder some of my favorite heart verses…

Psalm 19:14
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

I pray this verse every single time I sing for Him and many Sundays when I feel unprepared to teach my sisters in Sunday school.

Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

I believe this verse and I have it hidden in my heart as well as hung on my wall. I also believe that the desires of our heart will be honorable when we delight in HIM.

Psalm 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

I love this song (Amy Grant) - I enjoy singing it and I pray this often when I feel like I am letting things fester in my heart that should not be there.

Psalm 62:8
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

What do I need to say about this verse- I have remembered it many times when I am forgetting who my refuge is and the only true one to put my trust in.

Psalm 119:10-11
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

I remember this one from VBS as a little girl or at least from the Pledge to the Bible then finding it in my love of the Psalms.

Psalm 139:23
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Remember this is from my favorite chapter of the Bible-believe me I have anxious thoughts and I know who alone knows my whole heart. Like it says in this chapter he has searched me and  He knows me-when I sit and be a couch potato and when I rise.:o)

Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

This is very important and explains faith really- turn what you can’t understand over to him and leave it there. Period. End of sentence.

Proverbs 4:23
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

Just like Donny needs medical help for his heart and tests to find the problems –its imperative to living well and healthy; we need to guard our hearts against things that should not be there like bitterness, anger and all the things that harden our hearts.

I’ll stop there for today. I’ll just leave you with God’s phone number if you need it for a heart check.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

Pray for Donny and my sweet, pregnant Ashley who loves her husband so much.


Be blessed!



Life on the farm... said...

Keep in touch and let us know how he's doing? That is scary.

Shauna said...

Thanks for the encouragement this morning. Donny will be in my prayers.

Love ya!

Debbie said...

I'm thinking of you, sweet Ashley and her family. They are on my prayer list. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lorie,
Thank you for the beautiful scriptures, some of my favorites were in there. Lifting Donny up in prayer.


Valarie said...

All of those verses are just beautiful. Praying for all of you. :)

MommyGirl said...

Thanks Mom! It looks like everything is ok for now!

Betty said...

I will be praying for your son-in-law and your beautiful daughter.

Reva said...

Great verses in relation to our hearts in spirit. The physical heart is just as important and needs our care and in Donnys case God's care. Hope all turns out well and thanks for keeping my son in your prayers also.

Brandi said...

Donny is in our prayers!

Putz said...

i didn't know there were that many scriptures for the heart, and i am so glad your handsome soninlaw is ok

jennifer said...

Jeremiah 33:3 was one of the first verses that my girls learned.

I hope that Donny's tests will be fine. I will keep him, and his sweet family, in my prayers.

And I LOVE that when you are obviously worried about a situation, you search the scriptures to get comfort. That speaks volumes about you.

Toni said...

Donny is in my thoughts and prayers as well as the family. Thank you for posting all of theses verses. They were of great comfort to my own heart! Blessings!!