Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers-
There are rare occasions ( I can count the times on my hand ) when my mind and heart are on one accord. See, I am a very logical person. That being said, I can talk myself out of believing something because what I see does not make logical sense. I have talked myself out of friendships, relationships, job opportunities, law school applications, and etc because of the “logic” of the matter- in these moments I could feel my heart tugging at me to take a chance. BUT friends, there have also been times when I have made reckless decisions based upon what I felt, not on the facts of the matter (like a smart person). I can be one of those people that are fueled by emotion because I wear my heart on my sleeve and tend to be in touch with the feelings of those around me. I don’t really know which scenario is the lesser of two evils, but I do realize that neither scenario is ideal or productive.
Today, for the first time in three years- my mind and my heart was in agreement! Both entities of myself knew that Christ loved me and that His love and forgiveness made me free, from the bondage of perversion and lust. In that moment of agreement, it was like doubt was hindered from taking root in my heart. This same agreement caused shame to rethink its existence in my life. This agreement of my mind and my heart was a powerful phenomenon because for the first time in a long time, all things were perfect and right- nothing was missing or broken, all was made whole.
I’ve only experienced this feeling three times. The first time my mind and my heart was on one accord was when I preached a message called “No Questions Asked” at a church called Kingdom Outreach Ministries. It was a Sunday morning in July and I was running late. I stood at the pulpit and I knew in that moment that sharing God’s word was something I was called to do. My good friend “G” came to church with me that Sunday and after the sermon we both stood at the front for prayer. I turned to pray for him, we looked at one another and I placed both of my hands on his lifted hands as a sign of support. As our hands intertwined while I bowed my head to pray, my mind and heart began to come into agreement. In that moment; everything was perfect, everything was right. It was like I just knew; I knew that I was supposed to be in that moment. Both entities of myself knew that I was supposed to be in his life forever. I didn’t know all of the details or what my role was in his life, all I knew was that our friendship was forever. In that moment, faith was in the midst of our friendship, not leaving room for doubt, I just knew!
Days like today and that day years prior exemplify the power of one’s mind and heart being on the same page. When your mind and heart are in agreement, there will be no room for doubt, only faith. In that amazing moment, you’ll realize that you are exactly where you are supposed to be; in a place where all things are perfect, where all things are right.
Until next time,