"Head and Heart"
We usually find time to do the things we want to do.
We often have difficulty finding time to do the things we need to do.
Why is that way?
When the heart (feelings and desires) is in agreement with the head (what is known), opportunities are sought and found. When one's heart is not in it, excuses are sought and found.
The saying, "Where there is a will, there is a way"
illustrates this point.
No wonder the Scriptures teach that the heart plays an important role. Knowing is not enough.
Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do,
and does not do it, to him it is sin.
In becoming a Christian, the head and heart are both involved.
But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed.
The Gospel of Christ is intended to make an impact on the head and on the heart.
But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart
and a good conscience and a sincere faith.
1 Timothy 1:5
Wisdom From the Book
My son, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments.
(Quotations from NASB)