Binding up the Broken Heart

We all need to beware of exhibiting religious deceit by saying, “Oh, I have no misgivings about Jesus, only misgivings about myself.” If we are honest, we will admit that we never have misgivings or doubts about ourselves, because we know exactly what we are capable or incapable of doing. But we do have misgivings about Jesus. And our pride is hurt even at the thought that He can do what we can’t.

From last week the title of the blog post was “Good News.” This past sunday during service the topic of “Good News” and helping the poor was discussed again. During the service it was discussed to take and interpret “Good News” as God is Here.

The following scripture was read during the service:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?
(Luke 4:18-22 KJV)

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
(Isaiah 61:1, 2 KJV)

The common occurrence of Brokenhearted in the two verses is not an accident and can be interpreted in many different ways. I want to share with you my interpretation of what it means to be brokenhearted when it comes to your health and wellbeing. However, I want to make sure you understand the separate definitions of broken and hearted (the same was done during our church service and it helped me better understand how this relates to health and wellbeing)..

Definitions
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Broken is separated into parts or pieces by being hit, damaged, etc., not working properly, &/or not kept or honored.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Hearted is having a heart especially of a specified kind —usually used in combination or seated in the heart. The definition of heart is the place where emotions are felt.

We are just 3 weeks into the New Year. This is usually the time when many that have made resolutions for better health begin to lose focus. This may be the first year for them to attempt improving their health or could be the 10th consecutive year to attempt this. Each year is no different form the last or the first time. They begin trying to do this on their own remembering times in sports or what they have seen on TV shows like the biggest loser. While this attempt is admirable, it is without focus and can break their will. The reason for this is these individuals start of with the wrong goal, WEIGHT LOSS.

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As Miguel posted on his Facebook page about not being broken but having the correct mindset to improve himself through not giving up. If this is your first year or 10 year to attempt a New Years fitness resolution you have not given up and have the heart to succeed. We want to help you carry momentum you have built up or keep you from losing focus in 2014.

Weight loss is a by product of improved mobility, nutrition, daily habits, and attitude. My goal for HH Fitness in 2014 is to help 100 individuals with our Mission 100. This is a free success session with HH Fitness. No obligation to join, just a chance to help you focus on heading in the right direction to improve your health. If you have had your drive to improve your health broken and do not have the heart to continue the Mission 100 is meant for you. To learn more about the HH Fitness Mission 100 go here — http://HHFitnessBootCamps.com/Mission-100 .

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