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  • Veronica Giles

Matters of the Heart

Updated: Feb 21, 2023

The First of the Year is not only a time of reflection, it is also a great time to schedule a Heart Examine. As American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day approaches, let’s step up and submit to a test of the Heart.

We have just experienced a year filled with highs and lows, celebrations and defeats, consequences to choices that we’ve made and the stuff that just happens while participating in life. I know I have made some unwise choices and some decisions that took me backwards. Focused and determined not to make those mistakes in this new year. I will create order in my reflection time. I have made a “Things Not To Do List for 2019.”

We have already taken the hit for those left turns that should have been right. We hopefully have learned to look for the good in the lessons provided and as SisterKeepers’ say “keepittamoving.” Let’s let go of any bitterness and unforgiveness with the evidence of forgiveness. You know, we can say we forgive someone and there is no evidence of forgiveness. By that I mean, you feel the same, you don’t feel relief from that thing or person. There is no fruit, no peace, and no change. When bitterness is truly removed, there will be evidence of fruit flourishing in that space.

Let’s release any ill feelings regarding everything we have carried over from 2018. Philippians 4:8 (NKJV): Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy; meditate on these things. Let’s purge all things that are not lovely as well as those things that don’t produce fruit in our lives, all the thoughts and judgmental mindsets that keep us from growing.

Releasing Bitterness and Unforgiveness is like pouring spiritual drano into our hearts. Once all that garbage has been removed, our heart will begin to function so much better!

Proverbs 15:13 (AMP) says, A heart full of joy and goodness makes a cheerful face, but when a heart is full of sadness the spirit is crushed. A cheerful countenance is visual proof that our God Is Love, that His gift of eternal life in heaven is waiting for us. Wow, let’s strive to let go of bitterness and unforgiveness in 2019!

Let’s Get Heart Healthy!



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