What is the human heart? Is it just that beating organ inside our chest that supplies blood and nourishment to the whole body? The nourishment and oxygen so critical to the organ called our brain? And naturally — of equal importance — to all organs pumping the life-liquid to the farthest reaches that call for it. The heart, without doubt, is centrally critical to our physical existence.
The lone surgery I have ever occasioned the hospital to have performed was an open heart bypass. Five arterial grafts were performed. The surgeon found of the four arteries that feed the heart, provided at birth, two were one-hundred per cent blocked, and the other two ninety per cent. He grafted in one extra artery, he said — for good measure, and he had the time. Some nurses, after the surgery, said I had come in contact with the surgeons ‘a kitty- whisker’ away from coming in contact with the angels on their way to swoop me to my eternal home. But I think the Lord’s grace of recalling those angels on a pick-up mission was granted me on more than that one occasion. How great is His faithfulness.
Yes, we know about the life giving organ so precious to our physical life.
But what about our spiritual heart? The one that seeks God our Savior, Christ Jesus? The one we call the Believing Heart that searches continuously to know our Savior, and beats within our soul, pumping that longing desire through soul and spirit, when we are always thirsting for MORE.
How do we describe a Believing Heart? The heart that always desires more knowledge of — closer relationship in — more tender communication with — the Savior Who has captivated our heart, soul, mind, and will. Who invites us to call Him Father, breathing into us the knowledge He has adopted us into His family from now into eternity, forever more.
That ‘ believing heart’ through which He communicates with us in a still, small voice. The divinely inspired Whisper, imparting — in the secret places within — knowledge of the unseen, and unknowable but by his interventions.
That Believing Heart.
Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in You. –Augustine
The Believing Heart that does not haphazardly forge for itself some kind of god.
Rather, it looks to Him who is the true and only God. It does not ascribe to him whatever qualities it pleases but is content to take Him as he shows Himself to be; it is always careful not to depart from God’s will through headstrong pride.
Knowing Him in this way, and understanding that He governs all things by his providence, it confidently accepts Him as guardian and protector, and therefore entrusts itself to His keeping, since it knows Him to be the Author of all that is good.
If beset by pressing need, it at once falls back on Him for help, and after calling on Him by name it awaits His aid, for it is persuaded that He is both generous and kind. It relies with assurance on His compassion, never doubting that for every distress there will be a remedy furnished by His mercy.
Since it acknowledges Him as Lord and Father, it considers him to be worthy whose commands it obeys, whose Majesty it reveres, whose Glory it endeavors to promote and whose Will it follows in His leading.
His name is Jesus Christ, Savior, the Lord of Glory.
Do not think that I write as one who teaches: I write as one whose words serve to remind himself of all Good things. Blessings, -g.w.
14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.