Is believing that Jesus is your savior a heart thing or a mind thing? Is it true that we have to pass that idea through our mind before we believe this in our heart? What if our mind blocks the concept that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and was resurrected? If our mind does not accept this how can we believe it in our heart? Is it possible that our hearts can overrule our mind in this matter. Can a person chose to accept this in his/her heart even though the mind is not able to comprehend it?
This is an area where it seems clear that the mind and the heart are inseparable. So much of our faith is, on the one hand, a heart thing, yet it seems that the mind has a certain degree of control over what the heart will believe. Yet Romans 10:9 says that “if you believe in your heart that God raised him(Jesus) from the dead, you will be saved.” It says nothing of your mind.
I believe that we must make a choice to believe in our heart even though our mind might think something else. Isn’t this the essence of faith? Believing what we can not see or comprehend.
What are your thoughts? Have you struggled with something big and been able to believe in your heart something different than you were thinking in your head?