Two features of the heart are meant to operate together in harmony. These two features are embodied in and are commonly used in the English language:
“ Follow your heart” = An Emotional Function
“I know that story by heart” = An Intellectual Function
These two features, (intellectual and emotional), are so inter-twined that operationally they tend not to separate. In other words: you can’t have a thought without attaching some emotion to it and you won’t experience an emotion without attaching some thought to it.
If someone is asked, “How do you feel about that?”, there will be an associated thought about the question.
If someone is asked, “What do you think about that?”, there will be an associated feeling about the question.
Through this process of thought and emotion the heart exercises its most important feature:
This Is Called The Will
And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.
This Verse Contains This Truth
The thoughts and the emotions of the heart operate together, arriving at a desire to which the will is delivered. In other words; whatever someone wants or desires they generally will do.
The Heart Equation
The Heart Is : (Thoughts + Emotions) = Will ( Decisions or Choices )