I’ve tried to write this post so many times. Like, a record number. Perhaps some reasons are:
1) When I look at this past month, some pretty big things have happened. Some on the surface, but most of them down deep. God’s up to something, and the waters are churning. It’s almost hard to focus on any one thing to write about.
2) This is going to be a series and first, non-intro pieces need to be a certain way, or so my perfectionist nature is telling me. But I don’t entirely know how I’ll be going about all this, so I’m just canon-balling in and maybe I’ll learn to dive later. Maybe.
3) This stuff is tough! And it hurts! ‘Nuff said, right?
So, for this post, rather than write from a certain angle, I’d like to raise a topic and then hear what you have to say. What’s been on my mind (and heart) lately is, funnily enough, head vs. heart.
“Is love essential for survival?”
The question has come out of my mouth so many times, but I still don’t know the answer. My head says one thing, my heart another.
Head vs. heart. I can’t remember a time when those two have not been at war within me. My heart is always vocal, but my head regularly prevails.
When it comes to the love of God, head vs. heart is tough territory. I’m currently reading Crazy Love by Francis Chan, and this following passage got me thinking:
“If you’ve spent any time in church, you’ve heard expressed, in some form or another, the idea that God loves us. I believed this for years because, as the song puts it, ‘the Bible tells me so.’ The only problem is that it was a concept I was taught, not something I implicitly knew to be true. For years I ‘got’ God’s love in my head, checked the right answer on the ‘what God is like’ test, but didn’t fully understand it with my heart.
“I don’t think I’m the only person who has misunderstood God’s love. Most of us, to some degree, have a difficult time understanding, believing, or accepting God’s absolute and unlimited love for us. The reasons we don’t receive, trust, or see His love vary from one person to the next, but we all miss out because of it.”
I don’t want to miss out any more. What about you?
The question is, how do we change the pattern?
I recall the Jason Gray lyrics, “More like falling in love than giving my allegiance. More like losing my heart than something to believe in.”
How does a head person fall heart-first?
Let’s share. Are you a head or heart person? How does it affect your relationship with God and how you receive His love?