Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Problem of the Heart (Part 2)

One of the problems we found out about Josh's heart is that one side of his heart isnt as flexible as the other side and so is not able to pump as efficiently. At the moment, it is not effecting the output of his heart, but it may need to be worked on in the future.

The problem in all of our hearts that reduces our ability to respond to God’s impulses, to be effective in the body and to receive the right treatment is pride. It’s a hardening of our emotional hearts to the promptings of the Spirit or the needs of people around us because we are too concerned with being in control.

The specialist told me not to worry about Josh’s lack of cooperation in laying still for the ultrasound and ECG as he was just ‘exerting authority’ and was ‘normal’. I suppose he is right in a way. Isaiah 53:6 says "we all like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way". While this tendency is inherent , I don’t want myself or my children getting used to resisting authority when it’s a matter of health and life.

Unfortunately, I need to start with daily things to teach Josh to relinquish his need to be in control in particular situations. That’s going to require a lot of work on my part. But if I'm honest, there is more work to be done daily in my own heart, relinquishing my right to have things in life happen the way I want them. I havent been sharing all that has been happening lately, but it sure has been crazy, and a tad unfair! But each day I will relinquish the right to have things my way, and take up my cross and follow Him.

And with that bit of cardio exercise Im sure we will see some flexibility return, at least to the 'heart' that we can work on. And I know the Creator of hearts can do all things and I will be asking Him to work on Josh both emotionally and physically!

Donna Savill

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