About Beliefs of the Heart

Beliefs of the Heart is committed to uncovering the core beliefs of our hearts, and to discovering the truths God means to place there. To succeed, we must each “above all else, guard [our] heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

An enormous abyss exists between beliefs of the head and Beliefs of the Heart. The beliefs we hold in our heads are like abstract ideas, mere intellectual philosophies. But, the Beliefs of the Heart compel, propel and empower us.

All of us keep a set of beliefs deep in our hearts; and these beliefs determine how we approach all aspects of life. We say in our head that God loves us, but we believe in our heart that we need to make him like us. So how do we live? We live lives of quiet desperation, hoping God won’t be too angry, and hoping others don’t see the real us.

When we know deep in our hearts that God loves us and pursues us—that he has come through time and space for us—then and only then are we free.

[I owe much to Tim Keller. I consider him a spiritual mentor. Those of you familiar with his preaching and teaching will see his strong influence in my life and heart. Just don’t blame him for my screw-ups!]

In Him,

Sam Williamson

7 Responses to About Beliefs of the Heart

  1. JEFF EMHOFF says:

    Sam,
    Thanks for making this effort. I agree that this is the compelling question for us today…and you are on target with your words. Tim Keller is having a big impact in my heart and life these days as well. His trilogy is powerful. I spoke with a pastor the other day who suggested that he has never heard the parable of the prodigal son interpreted and explained the way Keller does it. And yet Keller is right, it is more about the older brother. Keep up the good work.

    • Hi Jeff, you are on my heart. Thanks for the encouragement. We are excited and humbled by the weekend this fall.

      Let’s pray for humility–we are worse than we dare admit–and confidence–we are more loved than we dare imagine.

  2. Nancy Hutchinson says:

    Sam,

    It is always my first reaction to turn to others to pour out my heart. Thank you for your teaching and reminder that we need to pour out our hearts to God who not only loves us but has the best answers!!! with prayers and love, Nancy

  3. Lyle Regan says:

    Sam, Thanks so much for all you have given me this past weekend in Pa. And thank you for your heart for men to re-discover theirs. Lyle

  4. Traver says:

    Sam,Thanks for making this effort. I agree that this is the compelling question for us today…and you are on target with your words. Tim Keller is having a big impact in my heart and life these days as well. His trilogy is powerful. I spoke with a pastor the other day who suggested that he has never heard the parable of the prodigal son interpreted and explained the way Keller does it. And yet Keller is right, it is more about the older brother. Keep up the good work.
    +1

  5. Corey Mantel says:

    Hi Sam. I like this. Saw the link on David’s page. Good article on knowing menu vs eating. I agree with you. Perhaps you remember my fondness for eating. 🙂 Keep up the good work!

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