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February can be a gloomy month with cold and windy days and nights, but right in the middle of it all comes Valentine’s Day. For many it’s just another day, but some they choose to recognize it. They will buy flowers or a heart of candy for someone they love or care for very much. I’m not wanting to talk about the gloom days or Valentine’s Day. I want to challenge each one of us to open the window of our owe heart and examine it. We have different expressions about the heart which we use often. We say, “He has a big heart,” which means they care or they are very generous. Anther is “They wear their heart on their sleeve,” which means that person is fickle and change their mind often. Also, we say “They are chicken-hearted.” which refers to a coward. Then we have people who have No heart” or are “Hard Hearted.” are who just don’t care about anybody or anything. The Bible speaks about peoples hearts often. David asked the Lord to give him a clean Heart in Psalm 51. David knew his heart had been polluted by sin. The happy Heart. Solomon, the wise man said, “Happy is he who trust in the Lord”. The loving Heart. This is the kind of heart that Jesus wants us to have.The thankful Heart. David said, “I give thee thanks O Lord with my whole heart. Jesus told about how the word’s we speak are affected by our heart. In Matthew 12:35 “A good man out of the treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things : and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth evil things. Verse 36 Jesus still speaking, “But I say unto you that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. We need to guard our heart. What we hear and see will affect us for eternity. In Matthew Jesus spoke of what defiles a man in 15:18, “But those things which proceed out of the  mouth come forth from the heart ”. There is an old saying, Don’t put your mouth in gear before your brain is engaged.” We need to make sure our Heart is engaged also. Lets look at the heart from a different angle. The Bible speaks of how we are to Love God. The Bible speaks of how we are to Love God. In Luke 10:27, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, (2nd) with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind. Now, the first part of this verse is with all our heart. Looking at Luke 12:34, ”For where your treasure is, there will your Heart be also.  I have found that what ever people have in their heart, they will be consumed with it. You can tell what is in the heart by their talk and where they want to spend most of their time. What they support and give to, or if they give at all. What ever is in their heart will take their time and money. There is one thing we need to remember as time passes by, and that is we are always in Gods heart. He always takes time out for us when we need a miracle. He is always there to give and give and give. He never says, “I don’t have time today because I have all these important things to do.” We can always know that we are treasures in Gods heart. You know, I guess God just has a big heart. What is in your heart?

                                                              Pastor Denny

 

If you have not received that gift of eternal life with Him, then pray this short prayer to the One who gave us victory over death through Jesus Christ.I know that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness.  I believe that Jesus died for my sins.  I now invite Jesus Christ to come into my heart and live as my personal Savior.  I will confess you before men, study your Word and live according to your will as you guide me.  Thank you for sending Jesus so that I might have eternal life. Your Word says in Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the hearth man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto Him.