Our hearts are where our life comes from.
Life was never originally intended to be lived from our outer person or from our intellect. The life that God created for us to live, which is the abundant life that Jesus came to give back to us, is to flow from and be lived from our hearts - hearts that are fully alive and free.
But what would it look like if we were to live from our hearts?
Recently, when Brenda and I were on a short vacation, we were watching a group of young children playing. As I watched them for a short time, Father began to speak to me. He said, "Watch those children and you will get some idea what it is like to live from your heart." As I began to watch more closely, I began to see what He was saying.
These are some of the characteristics that I began to see.
- Accepting of others
- Full of joy
- Enthusiastic and passionate
- Unedited - they will tell you what they think
- Open, honest - free to express their emotions
What I saw in those children began to give me a picture of living fully alive and free.
I believe that one of the reasons that we love children and want to be with them is that they show us, at least in a measure, how we were intended to live; and it resonates with our heart.
Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it. (Mark 10:15)
What are some of your thoughts about what it looks like to live from our heart?