Wednesday, May 23, 2007

A Great Heart Transplant

Many people do not know this, but I was born with a serious heart problem. My condition could have easily cost me my life. The scary thing is, I was not made aware that I had such a condition until my junior year of college. Thankfully, by the time I learned of my original heart condition, I had already been healed. The symptoms should have alarmed me, but they didn't. Many people who should have been aware of my condition growing up, never saw it necessary to inform me how terrible my condition was. It was only in a college classroom did I begin to learn of my serious heart condition. My professor began describing certain symptoms of this condition. These symptoms include, but are not limited to the following.

  • A love for the darkness (John 3:19)
  • Turning away from God as one who is worthless (Romans 3:12)
  • Hostility towards God (Romans 8:7)
  • Inability to please God (Romans 8:8)
  • Inability to understand the things of the Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:14)

As I began to hear of these things, I was alarmed because that was an exact description of the condition I was born with. However, I was also shocked because since the seventh grade those symptoms had gone away. I wanted to learn more about my original condition, and what caused all these symptoms. I soon discovered that all of these symptoms were the result of one problem.

The Lord saw the wickedness of man was great on earth, and that every
intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. ~Genesis

All of these symptoms are rooted in a serious heart problem. I also learned something else about the condition of my heart.

For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. ~Matthew 15:19-20a

My heart problem had infected and corrupted every area of my life. My severe condition affected my desires, my relationships, my thoughts, and my actions. In fact, my condition was so bad, it left me in comatose state, as if I were dead, unable to do anything spiritually good.

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked,
following the course of this world, following the prince and power of the air,
the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience. ~Ephesians

You may ask, since my condition was so serious, how was I healed? Well, I must tell you it was nothing I did. No exercise or any change of my life or habits could get rid of my deadly heart condition.

"And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you.
And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of
flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in my statutes
and be careful to obey my rules. ~Ezekiel 36:26-27.

In seventh grade, I received a new heart. This new heart was a clean heart that caused me to love God and to obey God. I am so thankful for this great heart transplant, that at the time, I didn't even know I needed.

I wish someone would have informed me of my condition earlier. I was told about every week that I needed to "accept Jesus" because he could make my life better, but nobody ever told me that my original condition was deadly. As I began to do more research on this severe heart condition, I discovered that I was not the only one who is born with it, nor was I the only one who was not aware of it. It turns out, they 100% of all of humanity is born with this severe heart condition, and is unaware of the seriousness of their inherent condition.

Please help get the word out to everyone about their severe heart condition before it is to late. They too can receive the great heart transplant that I also had graciously received!


Gordan said...


I'm sorry for posting across your bow just now. I should read what's currently on the front page before posting something new, eh?

Joshua A. Hitchcock said...

No big deal..