Welcome Guest Blogger: Sara Hunneycutt
Whatever is in my heart will overflow out and over into my life. The heart is the organ that pumps blood by way of the circulatory system. It supplies oxygen and nutrients to the other parts of the body and removes carbon dioxide and waste. It is a vital organ to our entire system. If the heart is dysfunctional in any way it will not operate properly.
As we journey throughout our lives living in a broken world, waste, pain, and toxins tend to make their way into our heart and our bloodstream. We have hurt others, and others have caused us pain. As a result, we tend to walk around with holes in our hearts. We search for people, places and things in order to fill up those spaces within our hearts. The ones only Jesus can truly fill. As we allow these other substitutes to fill our hearts, we end up being met with even greater sorrow and grief than we began with. We end up with dry bones and a crushed spirit as we continue to go to empty spaces to fill us up.
The only sufficient substitute for the holes within our hearts is Jesus Christ. When He died on that cross for us, He took all of the guilt, shame, sin, and pain that we deserved. He took everything that we deserved with His one and only sacrifice. As He rose again, He set us free from the bondage that many of us have walked in for so long. A cheerful heart is one surrendered to God in the good, bad, and ugly seasons. A cheerful heart is not moved by circumstances or changing seasons. A cheerful heart is anchored in Christ, knowing the One who holds the future is greater than any attack, abuse, or label someone has placed on them.
In Ezekiel 37 we see the Prophet Ezekiel commanding dry bones to come alive in a dry valley. We see the foreshadowing of both Jesus being risen from the grave and the gift of the Holy Spirit, bringing God’s people from death to life.
We see several references to the new life in Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit:
When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins” (Colossians 2:13).
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. (Ephesians 2:1-2)
What good news is this?! We have the power of the risen savior living within us! As we look to Christ and His word, our weary, crushed hearts are met with His joy, His peace, and His goodness. We are transformed day by day, from glory to glory as we walk with the risen Savior. There is hope and joy in the arms of Jesus Christ. Seek His face today, Seek His presence and find the peace your weary heart is searching for.
Sara Huneycutt is a wife and mom. She loves to write poetry, devotionals, and to bring God’s light and love to those around her. She is passionate about seeing people set free by the gospel of Jesus Christ, and walking in their God given purpose for their lives. She is a published author of two books. She loves coffee, gospel music, running, cycling, and laughter. She currently lives in NJ with her husband Shawn, her son AJ, and labradoodle, Cody. You can find daily encouragement from Sara on Instagram at @sara.huneycutt
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