The Heart Always Does Matter

In everyday experience I have proven again and again that the condition of the heart always dictate the overall status of the individual for the day.

A downgraded heart would mean a lifeless individual; a cheerful heart would reflect an invigorated soul. An enthusiastic heart would mean great accomplishments for the day; and a burdened heart would mean futility.

The greatest investment therefore an individual could do is to keep his or her heart at the best condition always. Yes, keep the physical body healthy, as well as the mind, but the heart would always have its effects on these as well. Not to mention that the heart also is a reflection of the emotional and spiritual status of a person.

Keeping the heart optimal is never easy, as I have learned. It suffers often in atrophy, just like the muscles when not exercised or when overlooked for some time. Worse, it weakens at a much more rapid rate than the muscles.

My advice? Prayer, and serious Bible meditation and application would always be the best ways to keep the heart in the best condition possible.

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Prayer Requests:

For my preaching this Sunday with Acts 17 as the Text. Accomplishments of projects. Guidance of the Lord for my talk with Madam Jane Salazar and Ptr. Sam right after this coming Sunday service. Thank you.

 

The Epic Battle

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Let us wear on our complete spiritual armour and engage in battles!

The Christian life is a fight. A fierce battle. Every side could be at odds, every corner could be a battleground. Of course many are your friends, but many still could act as your enemies, no matter how much you befriend them.

Do not give up! Heads on toward the battle! Put on your helmet, wear your armour and sandals, carry your shield, raise up your sword! This is another combat! An epic battle!

Strike hard! Aim best! Shoot ahead! There are many witnesses – the saints of the past are all watching, watching and expecting that every Christian would share the same victory they had.

Every unnecessary weight should be removed – excess burdens. Sin should be dealt and buried and burned. Run the race without those filth! Just run with freedom in Christ!

Yes, look unto Jesus – the Author and Perfector of everything that we have as Christians! Just look and reflect unto His Glory, and in the process be the more transformed into His blessed likeness. The more we look at Him, the more peace we gain, the greater is our focus, and increasing is our strength!

That is the way to our epic battle! That is the Christian Life! Turn away from baggage and filth, and focus on the Holy. This way, we could win this. Like the countless saints before us, we will win this too!

 

Prayer Concerns:

Family relationship and the ministry. My preaching this Sunday at Calapan Bible Church, with Acts 16:1-5 as the Text. Wisdom in studies, especially in Math, I am really weak in this subject.

Thanks!