I bow before your throne
I bare the deepest part of me
To you and you alone
I keep no secrets
For there is no thought
You have not known
I bring my best and all the rest
To you and lay them down with all my heart
I want to love you Lord
And live my life
Each day to know you more
All that is in me
Is yours completely
I’ll serve you only
With all my heartYou faithfully supply my needs
According to your plan
So help me Lord to seek your face
Before I seek your hand
And trust you know what’s best for me
When I don’t understand
Then follow in obedience
In every circumstance
But just learning things doesn’t make us wise.
When one thinks too much, things can get muddled and blurred.
Certain kinds of knowledge can be a dangerous thing in the wrong hands.
So when you think about God, are you getting the right facts and are they filtering down to your heart?
But the relationship between head and heart isn’t just physiological.
The Bible speaks of the brain as the centre of our thinking and has much to say about the condition of our minds. The heart represents our affection, emotion, and personality. Sometimes it is hard to get the message from our heads to our hearts. It’s possible to have “head knowledge” of God and His Word without its filtering down into “heart knowledge.” We are reminded in Proverbs 4:23 to “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”
We read about joy in the Bible, but we meander throughout the day with low spirits. We hear a sermon about patience; but before the day is out, we’ve lost our temper. We become engrossed with the study of biblical prophecy about the End Times, but somehow we don’t share the Gospel with those in our neighbourhood should He come today. We read a book on Christian parenting, but we can’t find time to read the Scriptures to our children or pray with them at bedtime. We teach a Sunday school lesson about stewardship and tithing, and then overspend on our credit card for something that we’ve been wanting.
In Matthew 23, Jesus censured the scribes and Pharisees for studying the Law without applying it to their lives. In verses 27-28, He said distinctly, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men’s bones . . . you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” You see God the Father and Jesus always focus on the heart, while humans focus on externals – looking good, appearing knowledgeable and seeming godly. Until our hearts are changed and renewed through Jesus, there will continue this tug-of-war between our head and heart.
As the lawyer asked of Jesus in Luke 10:25-30 “Teacher what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” So the lawyer answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and will all your mind, and your neighbour as yourself.” Jesus said this was correct. But then the lawyer asked ‘who was his neighbour?’ This gave the lawyer away as he demonstrated that his head knowledge had never gotten to his heart. To which Jesus proceeded to tell him the parable of the Good Samaritan.
There is a difference between knowing about something or someone in your head and actually knowing in your heart. Many of us profess to know Christ, in actuality do not really know Him. Having a “head” knowledge of God, does not equate to having a relationship with Him. To really know Him is to love Him.
To really know Him is to spend time with Him.
Your Head and Heart will never be the same!!!
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2
The change is from the inside out.