THE HEART’S DEEP ABIDING BELIEFS
Matthew 12:35 (NKJV) A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
- GOOD – Empowered by God in life, through faith.
- EVIL – Toiling alone in misery, through distrust.
- TREASURE – The thoughts we store up in our heart.
Research has found that the electromagnetic field of the heart is approximately 5,000 times greater in strength than that of the brain. The electrical voltage of the heart is about 60 times greater in amplitude than the electrical activity of the brain. Your heart is more powerful than your head. Your heart is where the power is!
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
We vainly attempt to win the battle in our mind. But the average person loses their attention span every 6-10 seconds. Beliefs of the mind are in constant flux—constantly changing. Faith cannot manifest if the belief that is organizing it is always changing. Therefore, the secret to faith is the heart. Heart beliefs are what make us stable and immovable.
- The average person has 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day.
- 90% of those thoughts are repetitive.
Luke 5:24-26 (WEY) [Jesus] turning to the paralytic said, “I bid you, Rise, take up your bed and go home.” Instantly he stood up in their presence . . . . Amazement seized them all. “Glory to God!” was the abiding feeling. Yet fear flashed through their minds and they said, “We have seen strange things today.”
- Repetitive thoughts are beliefs written to our heart.
- 80% of our repetitive thoughts (heart beliefs) are negative.
Romans 2:29 (CEV) True circumcision is something that happens deep in your heart, not something done to your body.
God’s interest wasn’t cutting away excess flesh from your body. It was cutting away the excesses of the flesh from your heart.
REPLACING HEART BELIEFS
Proverbs 3:3 (NLT) Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart.
Proverbs 4:21 (NLT) Don’t lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart.
We purify our hearts through faith, forgiveness, and repentance.
Matthew 5:8 (MSG) You’re blessed when you get your inside world–your mind and heart–put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
Psalms 51:10 (ROTH) A pure heart, create for me, O God, And, a steadfast spirit, renew within me.
We renew our hearts by spending time in God’s presence and meditating on God’s Word—by emotionally connecting to God.
Psalm 19:8-9; 14 (NLT) The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart . . . . Reverence for the Lord is pure . . . . May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Beliefs are written to our hearts through emotional connection. We have to emotionally connect to God and His Word.
1 John 2:15 (TPT) Don’t set the affections of your heart on this world or in loving the things of the world. The love of the Father and the love of the world are incompatible.
Are you emotionally connected to God? That is when His Word becomes meaningful.