Summary: Spiritual Checkup? Part 1
How’s your Heart?
Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
What is heart disease?
Heart Specialist necessary
Statistics on Heart Disease related Deaths – The number 1 killer in America according to the Franklin Institute Cardiovascular disease. In 1991 923,000 Americans died from Heart and Blood Vessel disease. Today 1 in 5 suffer from cardiovascular disease. 250,000 will die on their way to the hospital. In 1997, 2,290 Heart Transplants were preformed, in 1998, 2,340, 75,000 open-heart surgeries, 607,000 bypasses.
Would you say that there is a problem with the heart disease?
(Spiritual Death rate 100%- w/o Jesus)
Causes of Heart Disease
·Weak Heart Muscles-Are we flexing our Spiritual Muscle? Praying, Studying the Word.
·Clogged Arteries-What are the things that we eat, things we take in our bodies that clog the flow to our heart
·Lifestyle-Do we exercise our Christian beliefs,
Our Christian World view,
Are we too busy with the things this world has to offer?
·Genetics-We are all born in sin
Medical (Spiritual) Procedures
·Angioplasty-Clear out or open up the veins, let the blood flow though
·Surgery-repair the heart-repent
·Transplant-Create in me a clean heart Oh God
Psa 57:7 My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed: I will sing and give praise. “fixed” means-to prepare-to direct-to be stable
·Eat Right-The Word-Mat 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.
·Exercise- Pray-1 Thess.5:17 Pray without ceasing
·Watch your weight-Ps.55:22 Cast your burdens upon the Lord, He will sustain you
·Stress Management-No worries-Mat 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
·No Smoking-stay out of hell