Heart Faith

The Will to be Onesself

(Neuroscience of Sanctification Series)

Romans 6:17 “But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you have come to obey from your heart the pattern of teaching that has now claimed your allegiance. “

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”

brain-2146167__340In these verses and many others there is a preeminence given to the heart. The heart actually reigns above understanding or intellect. Just as with our “bowels,” I think that the word “heart” goes beyond metaphor. The reason these terms and “metaphors” exist is because they capture an experience- we feel things in our chest and gut. But I want to spend some time on the notion of heart because there is so much truth to be mined here. So much of our lives and relationships become rote exercises, autopilot experiences, and right or wrong checklists that…

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