This blog will be about issues of the heart. Why? Because all the things that really matter in life are issues of the heart.
I have a unique perspective about the heart. I have been a Surgical First Assistant in cardiac surgery for over 35 years and have scrubbed on well over 15,000 surgical procedures, so I know a little about the physical human heart. And as a Bible teacher for over 35 years, I am familiar with what God's Word says about the heart.
Proverbs 4:23 says, Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it flow the issues of life. Another translation says, Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it. The New Living says, Above all else guard your heart, for it affects everything you do.
We spend so much time, money and effort to make sure that our physical heart is healthy, because we know that if our heart isn't healthy, we are in deep trouble. But what about our spiritual heart? Are we protecting it and making sure that it is healthy? The heart that we should be most concerned about is our spiritual heart.