THE MIND VS HEART
‘As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he’– Proverbs 23:7
‘As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.’– Proverbs 27:19
As I was growing up I used to get so confused with these two scriptures. What would perplex me was the heart part…’what is sort of ‘heart’?…’is it the organ that pumps our blood and keeps us alive?’…..if so ‘how can an organ reflect our life?’
I desperately needed some answers and fast.
I went on to look up all scriptures that talked about the heart and did a little research -what I discovered is mind blowing (at least to me 😉 wink). Biblically the heart and mind are one and the same thing. Let’s look at the scripture below as evidence – I compared proverbs 19:21 with 3 different bible versions. The amplified version replaces ‘heart’ with ‘mind’.
Many plans are in a man’s heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand-Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)
There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless, the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. – Proverbs 19:21 (KJV)
Many plans are in a man’s mind, but it is the lord’s purpose for him that will stand (be carried out)– Proverbs 19:21 (AMP)
There are over 20 scriptures about the mind and heart. (Think about it.) If it’s been mentioned a couple of times it must be very important-Nothing is repeated or given much emphasis unless it is crucial.
Man hold the keys to every situation in their lives. He is the maker of his life. Our thoughts affect our health, body and circumstances. Murders, theft, fornication, false witness, slander, sickness. Et cetera (Matthew 15:19) all come from within. OUR ACTIONS ARE JUST THOUGHTS PUT INTO USE.We need to understand that whatever your pour your time, money and energy into will draw your heart. YOUR HEART FOLLOWS YOUR INVESTMENTS.
It is easy to know a person without really talking to them, by just looking at their life.
Another thing is you attract that which you are and not what you want. Have you ever heard of people saying, ‘I seem to always get the wrong friends’ or ‘I never get the man I want’ or ‘I never seem to get the woman I want’,Well, that pretty much sums it up- YOU ATTRACT WHAT YOU ARE- if you want to attract good things and good relationships CHANGE yourself first. The problem we have is ,we try improve our circumstances but are unwilling to improve ourselves.To get to where we want, we first need to change and prepare ourselves.
Good thoughts + actions = good results
Bad thoughts + actions= bad results