Heart Check

Upon getting a test to check my carotid arteries, the tech was telling me that although she could only see the part in my neck, that what she saw there would tell her what to expect down closer to my heart. She went on to explain that what she was looking for was a build up of “plaque”…plaque could clog the blood flow through the arteries and eventually cause a heart attack or stroke. That fact stuck with me the rest of the day. 

The Bible tells us in 1 Samuel 16:10 that “…the Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 

Keeping this thought close to my heart, I have pondered it and pondered it…. So I’ve questioned myself as to what does God really see in “my” heart? And, what “things” do others see on the outside? Do my actions as well as my lifestyle reveal what is truly in my heart? 

What kind of plaque is clogging up the arteries that lead the the "true me"? Is there the plaque of bitterness......discontent......selfishness and anger? 

Or are my arteries clean so that love, peace and joy can flow freely into and out of my heart? 

Just "what" does my lifestyle really reveal about who I am and what is in my heart......? 

What about your lifestyle? 

Does the way you live your life reveal what is truly in “your” heart? 

God knows……do you?
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