Recently my cardiologist assessed my heart by:

  •    Listening for sounds that tell him how well my heart and heart valves are functioning.
  •    Checking for swelling of my ankles and listening to my lungs for any evidence of fluid               indicating that my heart is not working well.
  •    Observing the color of the nail beds of my fingers to determine how well my lungs are              oxygenating my blood.

He was looking for external clues to the internal condition of my heart which would help him in prescribing care.

Assessing the condition of my spiritual heart is similar. At times, people can observe my anger, envy or worry giving clues to my spiritual condition.

The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6:45 NIV)

The Great Physician, however, always knows the true condition my heart.

I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind… (Jeremiah 17:10a NIV)

He is also the only One with the cure. Join me in submitting to God’s diagnostic testing and choose His life-giving prescriptions. The results – living well!


Sharing the journey with you,

Bob Snyder