“Brrrrrr it is cold in this house”, are the first words I hear this November morning.  The words resonated within me and got me examining my own cold heart, the place that is suppose to be Christ’s home.

When I walk around on auto pilot, think negative thoughts, feel like a victim or want to run away, these are all signs of a cold heart.  “Lord, give me a heart that longs after yours and spends the time necessary basking in the warmth of your presence.  Fill me up, overflowing, that that same warmth would be evident to those you have put into my life.”

Did you know that it is the blood that warms our body, from the inside out?  The life is in the blood.  the blood of Jesus gives life, warms up a cold heart and feeds and nourishes the soul.  If you give that warmth away, you’ll need to go back and get warmed up again. It is like a loop.  You receive, you give away, you receive, etc.   Blood circulates, for the good of the body. It feeds, gives breath (oxygen) then, it takes away the toxic garbage and disposes of it.  We need to follow this pattern in our lives. Receive the life giving blood of Jesus (His shed blood on the Cross for our sin) accept it, let it circulate, bring life, breathe it in, breathe it out, let the garbage be removed and cleansed from our hearts/soul.

I am writing this for myself. It is a reminder of the fact I am NOT a corpse, but a living being, brought to life in God, through the life, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  By faith I  believe it, trust in it and walk in it.  Trusting in it, just like I trust my body is functioning and the blood that flows through is moving around inside of me and fulfilling it’s purpose in my physical body.  Where I have blockage, it can hurt me, damage my soul, interfere with my function and ability to live fully.  Heart attacks are usually a result of a blockage in an artery, unseen, very few symptoms, but then BAM! it happens, and sometimes it causes death.

I don’t want to be caught off guard. Prevention is better than a cure.  Healthy living is expensive, but the alternative is sickness, shortened life, surgery, medication, etc.  I think I will choose to pay up front.  What am I paying?  Nothing, it is free, all that is required is that I tap into the life of Christ, He has done it all and all I have to do is Follow Him, sit with Him, obey Him above all else.

I must remember to act quickly and keep short accounts, When I feel soul-sick, I must, immediately, go to the Great Physician, Jesus is there to bring health to these dry bones. It might mean to guard my heart, it might mean to repent, it might mean to rebuke a lie that I entertained.

David spoke of his body as dry bones.  When he recognized his unhealthy condition and he turned to God and the Spirit of God revived his dried bones.

Again, Ezekiel 37:1-27 speaks loud and clear about life in the spirit. “O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.  Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: ”

“May the gifts of the spirit of God flow and multiply as He lives and moves and has His way in me.”