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The Eclectic Pen - A Healthy Heart

By: Pamela K. (nanapamk)  
Date Submitted: 3/6/2007
Last Updated: 3/6/2007
Genre: Romance » General
Words: 1,828

  Parousia Patris Perspectives
“A Healthy Heart”
Vol 2 No 5 February 2007

February is the month of Heart Health. How do we maintain a healthy heart? We can exercise, eat right, and think right. What is “right”?
It starts with our attitude doesn't it? Do we really want a healthy heart? A healthy heart is physically and spiritually whole. The health of our physical heart depends not only on nutrition, exercise, blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and lifestyle. It is enormously affected by our emotional and spiritual condition. Our heart of hearts contributes to our total health.
Many of us have a heart that’s:

Divided Sin-filled

Discontented Sorrowful
Distant Searching
Discouraged Seductive

Depressed Selfish

That doesn't contribute to total heart health. We need a heart that’s:
Seeking Rested
Steadfast Refreshed
Surrendered Rejoicing

We need a Perfect Heart like Jesus! --- A heart that's:

How do you maintain a healthy whole heart? You give a surrendered heart to Jesus and take His heart as your own. You give Him a committed heart that trusts in His heart of Love for you. He would rather die for you than live without you—and He did. He gave His heart for you. Won’t you give Him yours?

Jesus can change our hearts. He wants us to have a heart like His. Exercise walking in His Spirit, Feed on His Word, and Drink of His Living Water. Rest in His Love for You. He will give you an eternal heart like His.

Jn 15:9 “I have loved you even as the Father has loved Me.
Remain in My Love.”

Jer 31:3 “I have loved you with an Everlasting Love.”

He already gave you His heart @ Calvary--
His matchless Infinite Heart of Grace.

Reality Check: How's your heart? Do you have a surrendered heart to His?

The safest, healthiest place for your heart—
in the center of His heart.

©2007 Pamela Gray Karges

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Claudia (BrokenWing) - 3/6/2007 6:18 PM ET
interesting but i don't think it qualifies as romance. I'd put it under religious.
sunshinems - - 3/7/2007 11:32 AM ET
Great analogy. I agree that this is religious, but I understand why you'd put it under romance, as it points towards a story of love. I would expand on what Jesus' heart is like - what would make me want to give my heart to him. Also, I would leave out "sin-filled" and "selfish" - the words "divided" and "depressed" are descriptive enough at that point of your essay. Then, i'd follow with a bit of a description of Jesus' walk on this earth (compassion, caring, true to his calling, etc) as a contrast to the divided and depressed part and as an example of "right" living, right after "Surrendered rejoicing". Once you've shown how his heart was/is "right", then the follow up will be more convincing to those who are not familiar with Jesus. Good luck with your writing -
Jessi H. (willpowered) - 3/7/2007 5:21 PM ET
Hello, Pamela, I couldn't help but notice the absence of the word "disease". Truly, I thought that was where you were going with all the Ds and Ss.
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