Monday, 14 July 2008

Had a heart check lately?

Had a heart checkup lately? Mama and I decided to get ours checked today – it has been while. The last thing you need is to find out that something is wrong with your heart. We were hopeful that no blockage would be found. So we had our hearts checked today and the results were good. Our hearts are in good condition. Let me explain, we are in camp meeting. Tonight at the end of the service the preacher asked the crowd, “When is the last time you had a heart checkup?” He then gave an invitation to come to the altar and have a “heart to heart” talk with Jesus – to make sure that everything is clear in your heart. When is the last time you knelt at an altar, or by your bed-side, maybe in your living room, just someplace and asked Jesus to evaluate your heart’s condition? Tonight mama and I knelt together and prayed to Jesus at an altar that He would check our hearts. He really does love you!!

22 comments:

Carol - CDCversion said...

It was an awesome service. The altars were full and people had to stand or kneel behind the first row of those having their hearts checked. It was a Spirit anointed service, one that was hard to walk away from...You just don't experience many of those kind of services anymore. We are three nights into our campmeeting..six nights to go. I think God has only just begun His work amongst us.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Hi Carol - A very special time with Jesus last night. A very special prayer time with mama as well.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful feeling to check the heart and find that it is beating properly!! I pray your campmeeting continues to be a great blessing for all. Our Northwestern Ohio campmeeting is July 27-Aug. 1. Missed last year because of our auto accident, but look forward to taking our travel trailer and enjoying the week this year as we have done for many years in the past. When you are at camp you are "Standing on Holy Ground"!!

Janis

Indian Lake Papa said...

Janis - As soon as I finish I am going down to Bible study - yesterday he listed the 22 sins ("How are we sinful?") He said he was going to be mean - his first sin was; "gluttonous" !! :o) The Bible study is very good - it is on Romans.

wornoutwoman said...

Great post and I'm glad both your hearts are good to go in both the physical and spiritual! I've had a check up in both areas! Both just b/c you have a spiritual check up here and there, it's always good to revisit it every day!

Indian Lake Papa said...

W O W - I am always doing heart checks w/Jesus - I want to be sure I am on the spiritual journey He has for me. Last night was just an extra special check-up! :o)

Ed said...

I am very happy to hear that you that both your physical and spiritual hearts are going strong.

I always do very well on all the heart test my doctor gives me, fortunately he doesn't check my head. :)

Waking up each day being sound of body and spirit is all anyone can ask for.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Ed - If I had went to the altar for a head checkup I would have been in big trouble! lol ! i wouldn't even remembered why I was up there! ha!

Roxanne Kristina said...

Your recent comment regarding praying for me... that was the sweetest gesture ever!!! Thank you so, so much. I am loving my new friends I am making in the blog-0-shere. YOu are a dear. And I love the heart check post. An absolute must for all of us. Praying for you to.

Peace,
Roxanne

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxanne - thanks for your prayers - I cherish those - I just rode 3 miles on my bike at a leisurely pace praying for my blogging family - it is already getting hot out there - 7:45AM!

CrossView said...

Awww! Those 'heart checks'. Ouch! =P

Indian Lake Papa said...

Crossview - I think it is so important to have those "heart checks" once in awhile. Hope your day is going good!

Robin said...

Wonderful! Heart check ups are always good for us!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Robin - my heart is good - hope you are well as well!

Pamela Dawn said...

Hi- Your post on our heart check up was really great - It made me stop and pray just about that- Sometimes we just get so busy that we think all is OK- when may it's not- I guess I'm tring to say-we can all be closer to our Lord. Thank you again- It is kind of fun jumping around blogs....;)
Blessings to you Pam

Indian Lake Papa said...

Thanks Pam - I pray that your heart check was 100% up to par! glad you stopped by!

Roxanne Kristina said...

Hey Papa,

Just thanking your for your comment on my "20 somethings" post.

Prayers my friend,
Roxx

www.sharingnotes.blogspot.com

Indian Lake Papa said...

Roxie - i enjoy your blog! we are family now!

CrossView said...

Definitely needed. Just not always *ahem* fun... =P

Indian Lake Papa said...

I agree Crossview - not always fun - sometimes I am disappointed in what I find.

darla said...

kneeling is special..and lately I have felt that nudge on my heart to do just that...I will do it now..thanks for the reminder that my heart needs checked.

Indian Lake Papa said...

Darla - kneeling? You really Kneel?? I need to do that more. You answered one of my questions: "Will Darla and I kneel together at the prayer cottage when she comes?" Can I assume the answer is yes? :o)