Day 30: Listen to the Heartbeat

Did you know that an average heart beats approximately 42,075,904 beats per year, give or take a couple million and beats three billion in a lifetime?

After a run, have you ever taken the moment to pause and listen to your heart beating? Place your hand against your chest and quiet yourself long enough to hear or feel the rhythm of your life. Each heartbeat is a celebration of the mystery and majesty that is life.

During my devotional time and training, I try to listen closely to the heartbeat of God. You are probably asking, so how do you hear the heartbeat of God? Maybe it’s as simple as being still and knowing He is God. Maybe we have to pull away from all the noise and daily distractions that draw us away from God’s heart. Like a run, it takes time for the mind to settle. Sometimes, we may need to be still and focus, just to catch a sensation, to listen and feel the rhythm of the beating heart. God is with you if you allow him to be. God loves you so much. He wants you close enough to feel the rhythm of His heart and the patterns of His thoughts.

I believe He has a message in the heartbeat. A message of comfort and assurance that we are not alone, and will ever be forsaken because we belong to God and He loves us. We are God’s treasured creations. He is all-knowing, all-powerful, and always present. God is good, all the time. This is what the rhythm of the heartbeat proclaims: we are loved by the One who created us. We belong to God, who has not forgotten us. This is the heartbeat of God.

Shhh… just for a moment, take a moment to listen… “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

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