As Christians, we often limit ourselves to the human imagination when it comes to the majesty of Jesus, the sovereignty of God, and the beauty of living in heaven. The writers of the bible did a fantastic job of describing the things they did and saw but it simply remains words on white pages to many people. Our carnal mind can’t quite grasp the spiritual insight needed to bring the words to life. But God, in His infinite wisdom knew this and tells us in James 1:5-6 (ESV), 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. There are a lot of Christians that have yet to realize the connection between head and heart. As a matter of fact, while researching this thought I learned a few new approaches to the subject. Isn’t it marvelous how God created us to never stop learning! Here is a clip from Rickthomas.net, Some believers would agree that head knowledge is their thought life but would add that what they mean about heart knowledge is their emotions. But that is more convoluted because feelings come from thoughts. If your emotions are wrong, your thinking is wrong because it’s a person’s thought life that feeds their feelings. The formula is explicit: “Thoughts, good or bad, lead to feelings, good or bad. If your emotions (heart knowledge) are not right, there is something wrong with your thoughts (head knowledge). You can’t have right thoughts and bad emotions.”
Having read that, it would seem a bad connection between our heart and head could be corrupting the visions of our spirit. The point is if we don’t have a unanimous (head & heart 100% sold out) belief in Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our connection is incomplete, ergo the information we take in isn’t being sorted and stored correctly. Our head and our heart must become one in harmony with Jesus to ever experience the true peace and joy within His sovereignty. We were created to be one with God, our body in tune and in agreement with His desires for us. Once we begin our wholehearted search for Him, we should start to receive internal glimpses of who Jesus truly is, and who He created us to be. Then we can begin to understand how and why God allows us the chance to live under the grace and mercy Jesus died for us to have. Until we can wholeheartedly appreciate the pain and humiliation Jesus suffered in our place, we will never find the true fulfillment of being in His service. We are told in James 1:7-8 (ESV), 7 For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Pastor Joe asks a question he once heard, are you as free as Jesus died for you to be?
This past Sunday my pastor told this story that is so fitting as it applies to doubt; “Jack Taylor will often start off his sermon with a two-minute pause of intently gazing over the congregation and then he would start his sermon by saying,” “All that Jesus was, all that Jesus is, and all that Jesus will ever be, HE IS, RIGHT NOW, IN YOU!” James 1:16-18 (ESV), 16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. God created us to be His best, His preferred, His own, and when we fell short, His love made a way through the sacrifice of Jesus for our justification, redemption, and glorification. “God’s work of justification, sanctification, and glorification, work in tandem to bring us from being utterly lost and apart from God to spending eternity with Him in heaven” life979.com. Here is a meditative moment if one has ever been! We must come to the realization of what a beautiful God we have the privilege of serving. God is the very essence of love and always has our best interest in His heart. God is the before and after of everything we know as humans and is lovingly ready to share it all with us. Don’t get caught up in thinking of eternity because we have no clue as to what forever looks like and don’t be deceived fearing the end of life because that doesn’t happen either. Concentrate on the calm found within loving each other, the peace obtained in following God’s will, and the reassurance received from a loving God, while trusting in a personal relationship with Him. During your meditation, ask God with all your heart and mind to help you complete the connection between your head and heart to that of believing in Him in all His sovereignty.
Father God, my prayer this week is that we all come to the realization and the revelation given in Mark 9:19-24 (ESV), 23 And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24 Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” I pray we know that no matter what our standing is with you or the world, you will help us when we wholeheartedly ask you to. Help us Lord to make that vital connection of head and heart believing in you completely. Amen
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