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!]