“but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31 NKJV
How do we believe?
If the pumping set in the picture above stops, the water stops to flow. Take this picture and apply it to a patient lying on a hospital bed, attached through tubes to a machine keeping her alive. The device is showing that her heart is beating, meaning that it’s pumping blood in and out. When her heart stops, the patient dies.
The heart is the powerhouse of the body. Its function is to pump blood in, and out as waste throughout the day. It does this every second of every minute of every hour, with no breaks. When it can’t perform this function, it becomes weak, and in the worst-case scenario, the person dies.
MedicalNewsToday states this about the heart, “Although we rarely consider it, the heart is an essential and powerful organ. It pumps oxygen and nutrients around our body constantly, never pausing. Powered by muscles and perfectly synchronized by electrical signals, it’s one of nature’s finest feats of engineering.”
Nature’s finest feats? The heart is a strong machine none the less that keeps us alive.
Throughout scripture, there are phrases like, “Trust the Lord with all your heart,” “believe in your heart,” “Love the Lord your God with all your heart,” “Let not your heart be troubled;”
The powerhouse of the body is the heart, and the powerhouse of the spiritual being is also the heart, God’s dwelling place. So what is God asking of us? To believe in His presence in our lives, so that our spiritual hearts can pump life. God wants our powerhouses to beat round the clock, around his throne in us, taking in what we need from Him and carrying what we don’t need away as waste.
In Christ, our spiritual hearts should be loading up on His life, to pump it throughout our bodies, so that all our confessions and speech become truth, the word of God. If our powerhouses are getting life supply from God, why would we be troubled? Our hearts would be at rest, and in times when the heart rate speeds up, the Comforter would be there to calm us down.
We must check our spiritual hearts to assess what it is pumping. When Christ is enthroned in our hearts, and all we do is believe, we have and manifest His life. The powerhouse continues to pump, whether we are awake or asleep, with no need to worry. The lungs guard the heart on both sides, and our spiritual hearts also need protection. The Holy Spirit will teach us how to guard our hearts.
May our spiritual hearts continue to pump life, that is Christ.
Till next time, be transformed!!