If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.
The Heart is the epicenter of our being that dictates our thoughts and actions. It makes up our core being. Its centrality makes it the most important part of who we are. Believing in your heart. The heart goes beyond a cognitive grasp of a concept. It’s more then the development of rational faculties. Millions of people have a cognitive grasp on Jesus and what He did for us but it has not translated to heart understanding.
Jesus replied, “You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote, ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’
They do these surveys on belief and religion in America and talk about how 95% of Americans believe in God. So it seems like everybody is good. You talk to people on the street about Jesus and they say “yeah, I’m good. I believe.” If all these people believe in God then why is there so much pain and hurt in our country? The answers is most people believe in the concept of God or Jesus in their mind; not in their hearts. God desires our heart. He wants complete access to the inner recesses of our souls. Sometimes is difficult for us to let him in that place. It’s the very center of who we are. But we must trust Him!
I pray that your heart remains close to God and from that proximity the Holy Spirit would redirect, reeducate, and renew your mind. I pray that God would soften our hearts with His tender mercy and great love.
I’m Harold Dorrell Briscoe. Thanks for reading.