Seeking God within my heart
In Matthew 6 Jesus warns us that we should not crave after physical possessions in our short lifetime on earth, but that we should seek His kingdom at all cost.
Matthew 6: 33 ‘. . . But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.’
Suppose we had to go seek a physical kingdom somewhere; where and what exactly will we be seeking for? If there literarily was a kingdom above the sun, moon, and stars, as most of us have been taught, how would we be able to ascend above the stars to reach God’s kingdom in this short lifetime we have on earth? And if it was even remotely possible to seek God out there, in what direction will we start our journey? Or will God merely be above the stars when we get there? This does not make sense at all.
On the other hand, if God’s kingdom is spirit and He returned to earth, how will we be able to see Him with the physical eye when comes? Therefore yes; the kingdom of God is within us Luke 17: 20; and yes, God has to come on the clouds for those who have not received Him yet. But how can this be a physical kingdom inside of me and with what eye shall I observe it when it comes for me?
This is therefore totally impossible to be a physical journey, and we have to seek something much closer, which is not visible to the human eye. (I would like to leave a thought with you concerning Luke 17. Does this text not teach that those who have no eye to see God are Pharisees?
Some of the Christian denominations teach that God lives within our hearts—this is true. But; do not be confused by the physical mind which understands that the heart wherein God makes His abode is the physical blood pump in the chest. It is of utmost importance to understand the code for the spirit heart, before we will be able to continue seeking God’s kingdom within our hearts.
Let us see what heart God is referring to in which He will make His abode.
Code for the heart and temple of God: The physical human heart is merely a muscle which circulates blood through the body. The Bible refers to the mind as being the heart of understanding and not the physical pump in our chest. The physical heart cannot be filled with understanding and, or the light of God.
Hebrews 8: 10 ‘10For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people.’
We have discussed the topic on how God will be writing on our hearts. It should therefore be clear that God will be righting into our hearts of understanding when he teaches us by His Word.
Let us see how it will become possible for God to live within our hearts.
What is God?
2) The Word
First of all: If God had to be a physical being it would not be possible for Him to live within ones heart. But in the instance were God is love; it is possible for God to live within ones heart. To love another person, is an emotion of the mind. How is it possible for love to live in the heart in ones chest? This is not possible.
We sometimes say that our heart belongs to another; but this is merely metaphorically speaking, as the heart belongs to another when our thoughts are preoccupied by the loved one most of the time.
Example of a broken heart: When our loved one leaves or disappoint us, we say that the loved one has broken our heart. Can this literally happen to my physical heart or blood-pump in my chest? No, it cannot, this is merely a figure of speech.
Moreover, the heart which is the mind is where the pain will be. My thoughts will hurt when thinking of the lost loved-one. The broken-hearted person’s thoughts will be scattered in all directions and will not be able to focus or concentrate as normal. The heart will therefore be broken up into millions of thoughts, which will be very difficult for the individual to control.
Example of the heart: Let us assume that a man, who had to undergo a heart transplant, was known as being a good-hearted person. The donor of the new heart was an evil-hearted person though. What effect will the evil-hearted person’s heart have on the good-hearted person’s behaviour after the transplant? The new heart will make no difference to the person’s personality, religion or the way that they behave. The receiver of the new heart will remain the same good-hearted person as before.
Only when the mind of an individual changes, will it bring a change to the person’s behaviour. The evil thoughts of a person’s mind will never have anything to do with the physical heart in their chest. By holding the chest when referring to having love in our hearts, sometimes creates emotions which causes us to fantasise. The mind is real and we are and should always be in control of our thoughts. It is of utmost importance to understand the concept of the heart we read about in the Bible, not having any literal meaning.
Genesis 6: 5 ‘5And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.’
This is a good example of the thoughts being controlled by the heart of understanding; which is the mind. Solely our brain has thoughts.
Matthew 12: 34 ‘34O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.’
The physical heart is filled with blood, and blood will never flow from a person’s mouth when speaking; ‘out of the abundance of the heart.’ This text makes it quite clear that the spirit controlling the mind or, the thoughts which lie within ones heart will be spoken from the mouth.
In other words, the thoughts within a person’s mind will determine the words spoken from the mouth. When a person is happy, he will bless from a happy heart (mind); but when he is angry, he will curse from an evil heart (mind).
God, the spirit of love, lives within my heart when I think, speak and live the love of God at all times. God has then made His abode within my heart of understanding. Moreover, God has made his abode within those who possess the gift of loving.
Let’s return to the beginning for a moment: Before we will be able to understand the concept of God living within one’s heart, we have to see where God is found and who and what God really is.
Satan is darkness which lives within our hearts before God makes His abode within us. If Satan lives within us, why is it not possible for God to live within us? Is Satan a man or a physical being? No; Satan who is also spirit lives within us? Or does Satan physically live under the earth where he physically burns the spirits of people with his fire? Does not make sense now, does it?
How will we recognise God?