A Heart for Christ TRACY B. JOHN One

A Heart for Christ TRACY B. JOHN One

A Heart for Christ TRACY B. JOHN One of the Most Important Organs: The Heart

Dr. Neal Barnard By the time many people reach their 20s, blockages that disrupt the flow of blood already exist within their arteries. When particles of cholesterol, fat, and other cells build up in the arteries they eventually form plaques that obstruct blood flow. These blockages affect the arteries leading to the heart, causing chest pain and often result in heart

attack. ( http://www.pcrm.org/nbBlog/index.php/the-warning-signs-of-cloggedarteries ) An Important Organ Guard your heart above all else, for everything we do flows out of it, (Proverbs 4:23, NIV).

Maintain A Healthy Heart (Physical) 1.Eat right 2.Be active 3.Maintain an appropriate body weight 4.Quit smoking 5.Control cholesterol 6.Avoid alcohol

7.Manage stress Maintain A Healthy Heart (Spiritual) 1.Eat right Gods Word 2.Be active Use talents 3.Maintain your weight Strip off sins 4.Quit smoking Quit bad habits/company 5.Control cholesterol Walk in and

Live the Word 6.Avoid alcohol Avoid all evil 7.Manage stress Dont worry What is Stewardship? Stewardship is a heart condition. What is Stewardship? In Hebrew thought, heart and mind are often used

interchangeably. Matthew 22:36-38 Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest

commandment. Symptoms of Spiritual Heart Disease 1. Ungratefulness (never satisfied). 2. Constant worry about money. 3. Busyness.

4. Constant excuses for not giving. 5. Finds reasons for not using talents. Symptoms of a Healthy Heart (Christ is Center) 1.Expresses an attitude of gratitude

2.Experiences contentment. 3.Seeks opportunities to give. 4.Uses talents for Gods glory. 5.Spends time with God. 6.Shares Gods goodness. 7.Devotes time to serve. 8.Values family. Christ In The Heart When the perfect love of God

is in the heart, wonderful things will be done. Christ will be in the heart of the believer as a well of water springing up into everlasting life. When the heart is cleansed from sin, Christ is placed on the throne that self-indulgence and love of earthly treasure once occupied.

Christ In The Heart The image of Christ is seen in the expression of the countenance. The work of sanctification is carried forward in the soul. Self-righteousness is banished. There is seen the putting on of the new man, which after Christ is created in

righteousness and true holiness, (Counsels on Stewardship, 27). PURPOSE You will be purpose-driven. You will know you are special and you are called. But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a

holy nation, Gods very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light., (1 Peter 2:9, NLT). PASSION When Jesus is center of your life, His will becomes your desire. Youll remain focused,

despite challenges and temptations. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your hearts desires, (Psalm 37:4, NLT). PURITY When Christ is center you will keep your mind and body pure. Run from anything that stimulates

youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts, (2 Timothy 2:22, NLT). Where Is Your Heart? For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also,

(Matthew 6:21, NIV). Pauls Prayer for Spiritual Growth When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his

Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into Gods love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all Gods people should, how wide, Pauls Prayer for Spiritual Growth

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and

in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Jesus is Knocking Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends, (Revelation 3:20, NLT).

The Savior Is Waiting The Savior is waiting to enter your heart Why dont you let Him come in? Theres nothing in this world to keep you apart What is your answer to Him?

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