The Key to your Heart!

In pictures, posts on March 25, 2012 by MagicShines Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

The Key to your Heart!

(The inspiration for this post came from Marcel G. He had read “Spiritual Reflection” but said instead of looking in the mirror before leaving his house, he makes sure to never leave without his keys.)

We all know that it takes the matching key to open the matching lock. If you need to get inside your house then you unlock the front door with the house key. The same goes for a car, office, diary, locker, treasure chest, p.o. box, or anything else you need to access. So how do you get inside your own heart and mind? How do you REALLY get inside of your soul? Who holds the key to your own spirit? God. That’s right! To know yourself is to know God. In Matthew 16:25-26 (NLT) it says, “If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for God’s sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?” This is a powerful verse. It makes me think, how can you ever really know yourself if you don’t know God? Have you ever had that feeling of being lost? I don’t mean lost as in not having the right address, but more like not knowing who you are anymore. Sometimes in life we forget who we are or just lose ourselves completely. Have you ever lost or misplaced a key? Not a good feeling, right? We start panicking and try to look everywhere, even back-tracing our steps. We worry and stress about opening that lock without having the key. Then when you find it you get this calm feeling. (Big sigh!) You are then relieved. So just imagine what it must feel like to not have the key to your own heart. What do you do in a situation like that? Some people start looking any and everywhere: their job/career, streets (crime), sex, drugs & alcohol, school (education), casinos (gambling) and much more. Then what happens? They either become workaholics, thugs, promiscuous people, junkies, overly-stressed students, money-chasers, etc. Whether all you care about is your career or your next hit of crack, you still can’t deny the fact that you are lost. You can be a successful executive with billions in your bank account or a homeless drug addict living in an alley, but if you don’t seek God then it doesn’t matter who you are because you won’t even know yourself. It’s like having no soul. Whether you are a billionaire or a homeless person you will still be empty inside. Money, sex, drugs, education, success.. all these things might make you feel better but NONE can make you feel complete. Only God can. Being rich is not the key to everlasting joy. God is. Once you seek God, you will find yourself. God will make you whole again. There is no empty feeling with God. His love is not temporary, it is FOREVER! Do you know who you are, do you really know yourself? Do you feel whole & complete? No matter what you go through, do you stay strong & grounded? Now don’t you want to open your spirit? God unlocks our soul to that everlasting joy we deserve. Are you seeking God for the key?


4 Responses to “The Key to your Heart!”

  1. I love that picture! I loved your post though. It had a great message and I can’t help but agree.

  2. god is good. i lost myself years ago and was struggling to fit in. instead of finding my higher power and then finding myself i strayed the wrong direction. drugs and gangs i answered to and found myself seriously broken. i searched far and wide high and low when the answer was just a heart beat away. i got in tuned with my higher power when i got clean and sober and every since then i never leave anywhere without talking to my god. now i am on this journey of righteous with my lord guiding me instead of myself and the streets. i like to thank valerie for the post because it helps me stay in tuned with my god and whats important with is my spiritual guidance, not self. thank god for guiding me in the path he has created for me the best i know how. i found my keys to true happiness and never going stray away this time. thank u lord for giving me this third chance of real happiness. godschild

    • Such an inspiring story!! thank you for sharing that here because it proves how much God loves us all. We all struggle on this journey of life but the Lord is always in our hearts. We just have to seek him. And that’s what you did. You have found the key to everlasting joy!! To know yourself is to know God. Continue your righteous journey with the Lord in your heart.

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