The following is an excerpt from Golden Walk: Following Wisdom into Heaven.
I have wondered if a heart physically changes when you receive salvation? Salvation is that miracle that happens when you receive regeneration from God and are born again.
After I accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, there was a new song in my heart. The song fits right in with the beating of my heart. Did you know your heart beats about 100,000 times per day or 36,500,000 per year? Thinking about all those heart beats also makes me feel tired.
If my heart could talk, would it tell you my addiction to alcohol is gone? Would feelings of anger, resentment, hatred, jealousy, plotting revenge, unforgiveness, loneliness, and selfishness no longer be there?
Does a heart make a noise when it changes? Is there a sound when it transforms from stone to freshly plowed ground? Does the blood flow sound like a babbling brook? Would the sound you hear resemble a giggle from a young child? Does a heart sing when your soul is forgiven? Is there a sweet sound like a bird’s song as it awaits the sunrise?
Perhaps the sound is like the delicate ping from the triangle during a symphony. Once you get set free, your heart will never be the same. My heart now sings perpetual tunes without words and will never stop praising.
Have you ever stopped to think about the ways God takes care of us without us having to worry about it? We don’t have to tell our lungs to breathe in and breathe out or command our heart to beat. God made a special part in our bodies called the medulla oblongata, (M.O.).
(Sounds like a word from the movie Lion King) The M.O. is part of the brain that is located at the top of our spinal cords. It acts like a letter carrier that delivers messages to all parts of the body. It controls breathing, your heartbeat, and also your blood pressure. The M.O. also regulates coughing, sneezing, and swallowing. God takes care of us in ways we never thank Him for.
Take time to be joyful by lifting songs of praise even if you can’t carry a tune in a laundry basket. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV The very best thing you can do for your heart is to ask Jesus to reside in it. That way Jesus can guard your heart. When Jesus reigns in your heart, love, peace and joy rains from your heart.
Ask Jesus to come into your heart so you can go into the world and praise with the song your heart wants to sing. The melody that will come from your heart will show as a smile as bright as the sun. Start the day with praise, end your day with thanksgiving. God bless you!