Thursday, April 26, 2012

A New Heart # 3

I’m 28 years young and in those 28 years God has been so gracious to give me three new hearts so that I can be alive.  Thank you Father.  I praise God for His grace offered to me, and that He is not through with me yet here on this earth.  I’m alive because He has plans for me. 

My first new heart came when I was just 11 years old.  This was when I had open-heart surgery.  I had a leaky valve which caused my heart to enlarge to three times its normal size and my electrical system was off which made my heart beat too fast.  So the doctors, by the grace of God, worked their magic and I was able to live. 

My third heart (don’t worry I’ll go back to the second) came last week.  This time my heart was beating too slow, my resting heart rate was a 45 and my blood pressure was also low.  My heart wasn’t responding like it should which caused me some strong bouts with fatigue, shortness of breath, and dizziness.  Once again, by the grace of God, the doctors worked their magic.  I was given a pacemaker.  The pacemaker makes it so my heart beat will never drop under 60 and it now responds to physiological stress like it should. 

My second heart, the one I want to focus on, came though when I was 15 years old.  You see if I wouldn’t have gotten this heart the other two really wouldn’t matter at all.  This heart is the most important heart because it offers me true lasting life.  This heart is a different type of heart, not a physical heart, but a spiritual one.  At the age of 15 years old I confessed Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  I made a commitment to follow Him and the purpose He created me for.  Jesus came into my heart and regenerated it to new life (2 Cor. 5:17).

The other two were wonderful blessing from God because they have given me the opportunity to live longer and serve Him on this earth.  But if for some reason, the Lord chose to take me to be with Him, my “heart” would be secure because as we read in Rom 10:13 “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord He will be saved.”  My security is found in Jesus Christ for all of eternity.  If I die, I’ll be with Jesus.  What about you?  Is your heart secure?  It can be.  Call out to Him. 

Ez. 11:19 says “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” 


  1. Andrea, I know it's been a long time since we've talked, but your testimony is so beautiful. You've always been such a bright light in this world, and I know God has so much in store for you in the years to come!!!

    1. Stephanie,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! I praise God for the grace He has shown me in this life. He is so loving and patient with us.

      I hate to ask this, but I know a few Stephanie's...which one might you be? :)

      Blessings to you!