With our hearts we feel. With our mind we think. The heart helps us feel emotions. Our mind processes them. Sometimes, our emotions take over and our mind loses control. Is that a bad thing?
Some may say it is. However, what if the heart is our guide? What if our heart leads us to God? Then, should we say it is not a bad thing, right? It could be that our mind is so cluttered with what we have learned, what we see, what people say its right, that it could cloud our emotions. It could lead us to believe that what we feel is not acceptable.
So, what to do then?
Well, if we allow our heart to feel our pure emotions then it should not lead us astray.
Whenever I do something acceptable by society’s standards, it isn’t necessarily acceptable to God. In that case, I feel shame. My heart, which is filled with God’s love, tells me to feel that way. If my heart is my way to God, then it is no wonder it allows me to feel shame when others feel differently.
In the same token, I may feel guilt while acting in a way that goes against Him. I am glad that I have a heart that helps me feel things that God has planted in it. He has planted seeds of knowledge so that it helps me discern right from wrong. Not because I am told so, but because I feel it in my heart. How wondrous.
Whenever my actions are pleasing to God, I feel happy. I feel joy. The same seeds planted in my heart help me understand that I have done something good, something right.
At the end of the day, my heart allows me to feel at peace with myself and with God. It served as my guide throughout the day to help me feel emotions according to my actions. It helped me feel that what I was doing was right or was wrong. It helped to guide me to God’s way, the right way, the only way.
5 And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
21 For our hearts rejoice in him, for we trust in his holy name.
22 let us draw near with a sincere heart in the assurance that faith brings, because we have had our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience