Saturday, January 22, 2011

"You've Gotta Have Heart"

Health update:  After some blood work, the doctor said my body was deficient in zinc and magnesium.  The supplements he prescribed are already making a difference in my overall health in just a few days. 

This week I have been so grateful for what seems like a second chance to walk and the energy, strength, and balance to do chores.  One night I did have a contest with Larry.  I was rinsing the dishes from dinner and he was making a pot of coffee.  I hadn't emptied the dishwasher yet so I challenged Larry to see if he could empty the dishwasher before  the coffee finished perking.  He would have willingly unloaded the dishwasher if I would have asked, but this way he could at least laugh and shake his head while doing it.

It has been amazing how the heart has been part of my Tuesday Bible Study lesson and homework as well as my Quiet Time.  God has a way of doing that.  When God looks at me, he doesn't concentrate on the signs of MS or other imperfections, he looks at my heart to determine my health.  That's one health checkup I always want to be able to pass.   

Deuteronomy 4:29
"But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul."

Deuteronomy 10:12-13
"And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?"

I Samuel 16:7
"But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Matthew 12:6-8 The Message
"There is far more at stake here than religion. If you had any idea what this Scripture meant—'I prefer a flexible heart to an inflexible ritual'—you wouldn't be nitpicking like this. The Son of Man is no lackey to the Sabbath; he's in charge."


  1. Love these verses! Thanks for posting!

  2. Debbie I think you should consider compiling your blog posts into a devotional book. Just a thought! ;)

  3. Oh my! The dishwasher story made me have a flash back to the days when you "tricked" Terry and I into cleaning by making it into a game. However, I don't remember you "playing" the game with us - just sitting on the dresser telling us the rules and watching us clean. Glad to know you still practice that skill today.