How’s Your Heart? (Physical and Spiritual)
Tom’s married, has three kids, is 28 years old, and went through 7 heart surgeries last year. And if you asked him “How’s Your Heart?” what kind of answer would he give? Hear Tom’s amazing story on Intentional Living, today (or on-demand in our archives) with Dr. Randy Carlson
Insight From the Intentional Living Center
Vital Signs: Revealing Your Spiritual Heart
Dr. Randy Carlson
In Ephesians 2:8-9, Paul says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” (NIV 1984)
No one can earn salvation. And, while it is faith alone that saves, faith is never alone. Ephesians 2:10 continues, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (NIV 1984)
The way you live your life is an outgrowth or an indicator of your faith.
Living intentionally in Christ is one way to sort through the mess of clogged arteries that are feeding your spiritual heart. Doing the next right One Thing allows the blood to flow freely into your spiritual heart.
In 1 Corinthians 9:24-25, Paul writes: “You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold eternally.” (The Message)
Paul is saying that physical training is good, but our bodies will end. Our spiritual heart, though, will never stop beating.
We are eternal, spiritual beings. That’s why your spiritual well-being is so vital, and why it’s so important to ask yourself, “What One Thing can I do in all areas of life to bring pleasure to Christ?” You’ll bring benefit to yourself as well.
Pray that question to the Lord, let Him reveal to you what’s in your spiritual heart that needs to change, then jot down what He tells you to do and start doing it
- One word of encouragement at a time
- One pound at a time
- One dollar at a time
- One deadline at a time
With God’s help, you can do it!
Tom is a young man, with a wife and kids. Tom has also had seven heart surgeries, and his heart functions at about a 30% capacity. How does he handle it? What is his message of hope? How does he make it from day to day? One word: Jesus!
Tom talks about his faith and his heart with Dr. Randy on the program today. He also talks about his physical and spiritual “ticker” in this video, which we shot at the Intentional Living Center. Take a look and a listen… and be blessed!
Also Heard on the Program Today
Pastor Craig Coulter, Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene.
Pastor Craig talked about five Five Conditions for Answered Prayer (but NOT a formula)
- Honest relationship With God — John 15
- Forgiving Attitude – Matthew 6
- Blessing to Others — Proverbs 21:3
- Faith, Believing that God can and will… – John 15
- Pray in Jesus’ Name – John 14
Experience Hope! (MP3 Download)
You’re invited to experience hope, to know that God loves you and He cares about you!
You can experience
- Peace and
- Purpose in your life!
You can do it when you live an intentional life in Christ. Don’t miss out on all that God has for you!
Join Dr. Randy in this full-length teaching audio file and you too will experience hope!