I've often pondered whether the heart and mind are truly separate, or just one in the same, with warring entities of flesh and spirit inside. Well, today (10/28/2015) on lunch, I was thinking about my expression of thoughts and feelings. I'm not as good, verbally, as I am written. With this thought, I imagine the heart and mind as separate.
"Why is that?", I asked myself. "What moves my pen?" For me, my mind confuses things, jumbles them up, and makes it almost impossible to verbally communicate my true feelings, clearly, understandably, and without destructive fire. The way my thought flow works, and I feel it's by God's design, is that my mind pushes my various and random thoughts down to my heart. My heart filters them, so that they flow. It's taken years for this conditioning to become natural. Usually, our hearts speak, then we go to thinking ourselves into our passions or out of our heart's desires.
Which should we be led by, our hearts or our minds? I know first hand that my mind is not to be as trusted as my heart. For years, I allowed my mind to make opaque, the transparent waters of my heart. Happy is always closer to your heart than your mind. That's my opinion anyway. I mean, Samuel got checked back in the day when the following words were spoken to him:
“Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
If God looks at the heart and deals with us via our hearts, then I prefer to find His work there, and allow Him to move and motivate me.......by my heart.
There is so much more that I had in mind for this thought, but I guess my heart felt otherwise.
HAPPY FRIDAY Y'ALL!! I LOVE YOU ALL, EACH AND EVERY ONE!!!
Bryan Hollomon Williams