“So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other.  Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.  Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34—35.

The love we express to one another is a living testimony that we are the disciples of Jesus. People will know if our words are void and lack true emotion, but true love will be expressed from our hearts.

The Power of a Heartbeat

The human heart begins to beat at the first month of conception. From the moment it starts beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly to give you life. When the human heart stops beating, the body cannot survive.

  • The average heart beats 72 times per minute.
  • In the course of 1 day it beats over 100 thousand times.
  • In 1 year it beats approximately 38 million times.
  • By the time a person turns 70 years old it has beaten 2.5 billion times.

Our heart beats automatically, without having to think about it because it was built for a purpose. God has formed our hearts to express love and to prove there is life.

Put your hand over your heart right now as you read this—that rhythmic beat under your palm testifies of God’s purpose for your life. You are here for a reason.

The Heartbeat of Our Savior

The heartbeat of Jesus was resounding for all to hear as He hung on the cross. As His blood streams down from Calvary so did forgiveness, mercy, and love—all of which we can experience today.

God’s heart is beating right now and it will never stop. It is beating for you, it is beating for your family, it is beating for your coworkers, it is beating for the broken, it is beating for the world.

  • What is your heart beating for? Is it for earthly or eternal treasures?
  • What is your hearts desire?
  • Do you long to have a heavenly heartbeat like our Lord?

Today, let’s pray for the heartbeat of God.

Prayer: Lord, I pray that I would feel your heartbeat. Let me love what You love and love who You love. I desire for my heart to beat after Yours. Lay a persons name on my heart to pray for. In Jesus name.

Author

Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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