Coronary Circulation

Base and diaphragmatic surface of heart.
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Coronary circulation is the circulation of blood in the blood vessels of the heart muscle. Although blood fills the chambers of the heart, the muscle tissue of the heart (the myocardium) is so thick that it requires coronary blood vessels to deliver blood deep into it. The vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood to the myocardium are known as coronary arteries. The vessels that remove the deoxygenated blood from the heart muscle are known as coronary veins.

The coronary arteries that run on the surface of the heart are called epicardial coronary arteries. These arteries, when healthy, are capable of autoregulation to maintain coronary blood flow at levels appropriate to the needs of the heart muscle. These relatively narrow vessels are commonly affected by atherosclerosis and can become blocked, causing angina or a heart attack. (See also: circulatory system.) The coronary arteries that run deep within the myocardium are referred to as subendocardial.

I guess you are wondering what’s up with the definition for coronary circulation?  Well, I have some posts here titled “finding God” and “Know who you serve“.   I even posted a commentary by Matthew Henry on John 16:7-15. So what does all this have to do with coronary circulation you might ask… Well, if you think about how all that God does in our lives start within the heart and how true faith starts there and moves outwardly.  The openness and strength of these arteries help maintain the health of the heart.  To be drawn by God the heart needs to be open. For there to be life the blood has to flow freely.  The harder it is for the blood to flow and the more resistance the circulation has, the greater the negative effects on the heart.  If we are resisting God or hardering our hearts against the flow of the Holy Spirit; as God draws us and teaches us in other to give us the Christ?  How does it effects our lives and the fullness of our lives?  The effects can be negative for an eternity of damnation.  We will never experience of the fullness of God’s righteousness or all the God has for His elect; the children of the living God.  As long as our selfish hearts put our selfish desires ahead of God’s will; we will continue to go through whatever it is God is doing to soften our hearts.  As long as we desire to be rebels against God, as long as we revel in sin and desire sin, glorify sin in song and dance, as long as we dance around our idols and worship them we will suffer greatly.  Brokenness is not what I use to think it was.  To me brokenness is the process of God killing the idols, the lust, the pride and the devils in our hearts as we fight to hold onto our sinful flesh’s will.  At time I feel that we are the pagan god mammon; but we can’t serve two masters.  We will love one and hate the other.  Whether you know it or not you are a slave to something; Christ or Satan; Jesus or your flesh; sin or the Holy Spirit.  Some of us are dying cause we have chosen to cute off circulation to Christ; as we picked sin over righteousness.  Right now you say that you are just having fun and you have time to serve God when you are old….   You should really rethink that statement and understand what it is that you are really saying to God and about God’s will…..   I refuse to put words into your head because you need to think about it on your own with your own heart and examine the relationship with God that you have.

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