“For as he thinks in his heart, so he is…”

From The Heart_4C

Given my recent heart health events, I’ve put some focus on scriptures regarding the heart!  Obviously there is reference to the heart, a physical organ in our bodies.  But mostly, there is reference to the heart, which is the “seat of the mind and will.*”  I’m not sure I ever thought about my heart as being my intellect, awareness, mind, inner person/feelings**, or inner yearnings***.

“For as he thinks in his heart, so he is…”
Proverbs 23:7   Amplified

What are we thinking in our heart ~ yearning for?  I read that our “actions follow the leaning of our heart.”  So, what “…we incline and devote our hearts [to] decides what we will serve and become****!”  Hmm … ponder that for a moment!

What are we inclining and devoting our heart to … mind, intellect, inner feelings or inner yearnings??

“For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.”  Matthew 12:34b  New Living Translation

In the first lesson of my life group study, “You are God’s Masterpiece” I ask participants to focus on their spoken wordsinner thoughts and actions … paying attention to each aspect of what they are ‘saying’ to themselves and the world?  For often times we can verbalize wonderfully positive thoughts and concepts, but our actions or thoughts ~ deep within our heart ~ are saying something very different ~ defeat, unbelief, condemnation, bitterness, anger, etc.  Worth pondering!  For example, am I saying I’m the healed of the Lord, but believing in my heart all the symptoms I feel?

“For as he thinks in his heart, so he is…”
Proverbs 23:7   Amplified

Praise God, HE knows the intent of our heart and loves us so completely!  I’m excited and intrigued by this search of the word ‘heart‘ and plan on writing about it in the next few posts.   Follow me as we grow together better understanding our heart, as we renew our minds in and through Christ!

God’s Love and Blessings,
Michelle Lord Samples

*  New Spirit Filled Life Bible, commentary for Deuteronomy 6:5
**  Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible #3820
***  New Spirit Filled Life Bible, Word Wealth for Heart ~ Psalm 37:4
****  New Spirit Filled Life Bible, Truth-in-Action Truth #2 ~ 1 Chronicles 16:8-35; 22:19; 28:9

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