Saved In Your Mind or Heart?
Remember in Trust Someone You Cannot See I said I did not love God or Jesus when I got saved? I got saved out of pure selfishness, I did not want to go to hell. We are never told to love God to be saved, we are told to believe God – to believe and receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour. Just as a baby born into a family, the family comes to love that new baby. When we believe God and get saved, God gives us a new family. We hope to bring our earthly family into God’s family with us because we love our family.
It is not what you think in your head, it is about what you think in your heart. Remember the thought process and how it works. A thought comes into your head, you ponder the thought, determine if it is good or bad, decide to believe or reject the thought. If you reject the thought, if it was a good thought from God, you harden your heart. If you decide to believe the thought, it goes into your heart, whether the thought is good or evil, it is based on if you believe the thought.
Clearly, what is in your heart comes out your mouth. And what is in your heart are thoughts you have decided to believe, whether good thoughts or bad. And that is why man’s heart is deceitful and desparately wicked. Man can have bad or evil thoughts in their heart.
Remember in Romans 10:9,10, salvation is a heart matter not a head matter. Jesus Christ can be in someone’s head but not in their heart. You have heard the saying, There will be a lot of people in heaven you didn’t think would be there, or There are people you thought would be there and are missing?
That’s because some people have Jesus in their heart but fear talking about him and fear living for him. Others talk the Christian talk but do not have Jesus in their heart. Then as the parable of the sower in Luke 8, some never shut up about Jesus. So how do we know what group we are in? Jesus gave us some tests we could look at.
Test 1: If someone says they are a Christian, but they have no fruit or evidence, then clearly they have Jesus in their head and not their heart.
Test 2: Examine their walk. Look at their life, is it ungodly? Listen to what is coming out of their mouth. What do they talk about? Are they always talking about things in this world? Are the negative? Do they talk about money all the time? Do they talk about God and spiritual things? Jesus said, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks in Matthew 12:34.
Ask yourself, is Jesus Christ in my head or my heart? I pray you will invite him into your heart to be your Lord and Saviour.
Until next time. Have a blessed day.