February is National Heart Month. This started my thinking about the heart. I went to the dictionary for a definition. I found several definitions for the word: heart. It is the hollow, muscular organ that circulates the blood by alternate dilation and contraction.
Also, the heart is considered to be the center of the emotions. The Bible includes many references to the heart. I would like to consider some of those Scripture references in the weeks ahead. I hope that I will stimulate your thinking, as well.
When we are talking with children about Jesus, we often tell them that He wants to live in their hearts. Of course, we don’t mean that He inhabits the muscular organ in their chest. Jesus wants to be the owner and Master of our emotions, thoughts, and actions. He wants to be the one that gives meaning to our lives. He wants to be the most important person to us. He wants to be the driving force of our existence.
Deuteronomy 6:5: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.” The most important thing you can do is to accept Jesus as your Savior and make Him the Heart of all that you are and all that you do.
I used to love singing a chorus from my childhood. If I remember the words correctly, it says: “Come into my heart, Come into my heart, Lord Jesus. Come in today, Come in to stay, Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.”
The way to a happy heart is to let Jesus have control of it.