Here is a thought from Anonymous, the famous Greco/Roman poet who stated it like this:
“If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind wanders.”
Simple isn’t it?
Solomon wrote in Proverbs 4:23, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” The heart and mind are mentioned as one and the same, this being the experience of thoughts that are “heartfelt.” Passionate thought is the way one speaker termed them. I recall my third grade teacher would often tell us during declamation time, “Once more with feeling.” She was teaching us the importance speaking passionately.
Learning to be at peace with God concerning not only salvation, but with God’s dealings with us is one key to keeping our mind and heart on the same track. The time we spend at war with God over circumstances, etc. robs us of the power of being together inside. This truth is expressed in Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
The teaching of scripture is that the heart is irrational and must be kept in check by a mind, submitted to God’s Word.
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly
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