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Keep your heart with all
diligence, for out of it
spring the issues of life.
Proverbs 4:23 NKJV


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Digging Deeper into Lesson 8

Beholding the True Image: Head to Heart Guide

Contrasting the head and heart. Enlightenment culture and the pride of man have over-emphasized the place of the mind. Following the lead of European post Renaissance culture, BrainWestern Christianity became overly rational and has tended to boil the Christian life down into maxims, rules, pious platitudes and dry doctrines. As important as rational truth is (we are depending upon it in this teaching), we were never meant to seek it alone and neglect the heart's imaginative capacity of beholding images. 

The mind is a gateway - all thoughts have to pass through it - but the heart is the seat of power and controls the deep issues of life as well as our deepest, most cherished beliefs about God, ourselves and the world we live in. Our mind may hold very correct theology, but our heart can still think and react like a two year old!  Who reigns in your heart - Satan, Self, or Jesus?

For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts. Mark 7:21 ESV

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.   Proverbs 4:23 WEB

Comparing the head (intellect/brain) and heart.Heart What the head can do is good, but just look how much further the heart can take us into Life! Then pray for grace.

HEAD                                    HEART

Knowledge, facts                 Wisdom, understanding

Physical sight                        Spiritual insight

Likes                                         Loves

Thinks by logic                      Reasons by feelings (deeply held beliefs)

Analyzes                                   Meditates

Holds consciousness            Held by conscience

Ego resides                               Jesus resides

Center of the mind                Center of the spirit

Makes identifications           Holds identity

Holds ideas of God                Beholds the Image of God

Stores memories                    Treasures remembrances

Believes                                     Trusts

Hears the words of others     Listens to the hearts of others

Sees, plans, decides              Dreams, envisions, determines

Chooses                                      Wills


Lord, don't let my walk with You become a head trip. Lead me into paths with a heart!

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