Our heart is divided into different sections, they are called chambers. We have the right ventricle, left ventricle, right and left atrium, we also have valves that work like doors, we have a septum that keeps the two sides of the heart separated. There are many different parts to the heart, and we probably have places that we don’t know about or know their function yet. The doctors tell us not to put anything bad into our bodies, to keep them healthy. No smoking, no drinking or drugs, limit the junk food, fats, chemicals… it’s all bad for the body, bad for the heart. Stress is bad for the heart also. These things can cause heart failure. They can cause diseases.
Same with our spirit. If we choose to be surrounded with to much busyness or stress, keep anger or hatred, too much pride, entertain evil thoughts, gossip, indulge in evil movies, drugs, alcohol, or any kind of sin, our heart starts hurting. It hurts physically and/or spiritually. It can become desensitized to love and finally turn hard. It's not receiving life, it’s receiving death. Our spirit starts dying. These are not things from God, they are from the enemy. Our Father brings us life, the enemy brings death. We can have heart failure.
Heart in Hebrew is defined as the most interior organ, also used very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the center of anything.
God sees our heart, He does not see as we see.
...for the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7
God can see what we are really about. He Knows our thoughts, our feelings, everything in us. God knows more about us than we do. We have thoughts and memories that we don't even know we have, but He knows. We can have hidden hurts stuffed away in secret chambers that we have forgotten about years ago. We have a memory that retains information and a conscious that knows what is and has been going on.
Please read the other studies with the series A New Heart, Keep it Clean, Secret Chambers, and It Hurts! Click on the labels below.