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The heart is the center of life. The spiritual heart is where we process our thoughts, harbor feelings and make choices based on our desires. What is in our hearts is reflected in how we live our lives. What we think, say and do comes from the fullness of our hearts. (Proverbs 4:23, Matthew 12:34-35 and Luke 6:45). When we harbor negative thoughts and emotions, such as anger, resentment, jealousy, covetousness, and our desires are impure our hearts harden. They become like stone. In this state they are not able to receive spiritual nourishment, as the Holy Spirit cannot penetrate and flow through them. We suffer a spiritual heart attack.
But, there is hope. God is able and desirous to restore our hearts to health so that we may think His thoughts, experience emotional health, have desires in keeping with His desires and make choices that honor Him. That is why we confidently pray as the psalmist David did: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” (Psalm 51:10, NIV).
The physical heart pumps blood to every part of the body. However, when oxygenated blood flow to the heart is obstructed it can lead to a heart attack or a myocardial infarction. Typically, obstructions are caused by fat or cholesterol buildup in the arteries. “When the plaque builds up too much and breaks away it forms a clot, which disrupts the flow of blood and can destroy the heart muscle. (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/heart-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20373106).
Heart attack symptoms presently differently in women than they do in men. “Some women mistakenly think only crushing chest pain is a symptom of a heart attack...Others have found that healthcare providers have failed to recognize their heart attack symptoms by attributing the cause of symptoms to other health problems, such as indigestion.” (https://www.womenheart.org/learn-the-signs-and-symptoms-of-a-heart-attack/). However, It is important if you realize that you are having any of these symptoms “to insist that the doctor or nurse administer an EKG test or an enzyme blood test to see if you are having a heart attack.” (https://www.womenheart.org/learn-the-signs-and-symptoms-of-a-heart-attack/)
Happy temple building!
Take care. Bless many.
Jeanette Bailey is a believer in Jesus Christ, who believes that health, wellness, healing and wholeness is obtainable with a Christ-centered and evidence based medically sound approach. Her life's mission is to help individuals, families and communities
Carolyn Sinclair McCalla is a lover of Christ with a passion for sharing her gifts and happy findings with others. She is so excited about this addition to Be-Held, which will provide practical, sustainable, Christ-centered and well researched resources to support women in cultivating a life of holistic self-care: spirit, soul, and body.