Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Read What's New Join
Faith
Writers
Forum
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Read Our Devotional             2016 Opportunities to be Published             Detailed Navigation

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!




 
Bible Studies PLEASE ENCOURAGE
AUTHOR BY COMMENTING


  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
A Heart With A Mind Of Its Own Part One
by Dale Linton
08/22/10
For Sale
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





A Heart With A Mind of Its Own


Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?


This Verse Suggests The Following

·The heart of man has many characteristics and many functions, however this verse suggest the predominant characteristic as being deceitful.

·The question, “who can know it?” implies that we may not recognize this deceitful activity even while it’s happening.

·This same question suggests a limitation that even if we do realize the deceitfulness, we haven’t the power to change our heart in a positive way.

Features of The Heart

Intellectual----Thoughts
Emotional----Feelings
Will----Choices


The Operation of The Heart

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:


The Term:

“ Follow your heart” = An Emotional Function


The Term:

“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


Luke 23:25
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 )



To Be Continued


PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Read more articles by Dale Linton or search for other articles by topic below.




Read more by clicking on a link:
Free Reprints
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles.
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review.

NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL


God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You


...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19

Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38

LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 449 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date




TRUST JESUS TODAY











Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com