The heart is the connecting point of all my realms. Everything in these realms is settled in and by the heart. The heart is where God’s Spirit, my spirit, my soul, my flesh and the world connect. It’s the pivotal point for everything. Upon my heart, like a fulcrum, are balanced the scales for life and death. Like I said in “Resistance: Clues from My Heart,” the heart is the needle on the record of my life. It’s the point of contact between my God, my self and my world.
Living Without the Heart
We can’t live without the heart—not spiritually, physically or emotionally. The heart is the center of me, the “me” He created. Christ is the center of all Life, and my heart is where His centrality and my center meet. We just can’t get out of dealing with the heart.
When we exalt the head and kill the heart, we separate ourselves from God. I’m not elevating feelings over Truth. Though my heart experiences my feelings, the heart is not confined to feelings. The heart is beyond the soul (mind, will and emotions); in fact, it is the point of connection where I direct my life, like a rudder.
Mind versus the Heart
Attempting to maneuver this life by thinking alone makes me very flat. I know many two dimensional Christians who have killed their hearts and live by facts. They are debaters, opinion makers, and dictators, but alive? Not so much. I’ve also found that most, if not all of them, are liars. To live without the heart is to come at everything with clinical pride unsullied by actual living. You just can’t truly live without a heart. The heart is where His Truth and all that is me connect, and it’s there that everything must be settled.
The reason that crisis in traffic was such a war was because everything was hitting my heart. My heart was – and really always is – a battlefield. This is why Satan tries to get us to shut our hearts down. If he can get us to live from the head alone, we will become powerless and ineffective. The mind can argue and debate, but in the heart is where Truth and my reality effect change. Life is settled in the heart, not the head.
The Battlefield: Mind versus the Heart
There is a battle, the mind versus the heart. I’ve made many choices in this life that have not affected my course one bit. I decided without involving my heart. I said it, I thought it, but I didn’t choose it, which is only actually done in the heart. That is like trying to change my direction by screaming into the wind but not turning the wheel.
The heart is the place of meeting for God and me. Though I can’t fix myself, I can honestly deal with Him there in that place. The heart is the seat and center of human life, and is where the issues of my spirit and the will are settled.
O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart.
Psalm 15:1-2 NASB