Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Heart Thinking


“As a man thinks in his heart, so he is.” ~ Proverbs 23:7

The context of this famous proverb is addressing the difference between what we think and what we say. Words are just words, we are what we think.


The Hebrew for THINK is sha`ar meaning: to split open, to reason out, to calculate, to reckon and to estimate.


The Hebrew for HEART is nephesh meaning: the soul, the mind, will and emotions.


So another way of saying it is that “we are what we reason, reckon and calculate in our minds, our wills and our emotions.” This begs the question, what are we thinking in our hearts? What are we thinking in our hearts about…Our future


Our Family

Ourselves

God

Our spiritual journey

Our faith community


Hmmm…. Just thinking, what say you?


(art credit: "Divided Heart by Linley Eathorne)

4 comments:

  1. So True!!! Thanks for the motivation. Abbey

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  2. You said that so well. I find my thinking works better when I have my priorities straight.

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  3. Hey Tom!

    I told the same thing to Nadine a second ago, but do you think you could link the new Streams Blog to your blog?? I just made it for the program and I'll be the one overseeing it...I'm super excited about it, and if you could advertise it a little for me I would be SO grateful :)

    And I'm sure you would love to read about our interns too...lol

    Here's the link: http://streamsschoolofministry.blogspot.com/

    Thanks so much Tom!
    XOXO
    Jojo

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