We are to use our faculties, our heads, to discern, grow and learn. To be wise and give an answer for all occasions.
If we don’t learn and discern, we put ourselves in jeopardy.
God expects and demands us to apply. To learn foremost of spiritual things. Yes, we live in the New Covenant so grace does abound yet He is the same God who require our knowingly to participate, understand His Word and His creation which our abilities permit.
For we are created in His image. We are created wonderfully with amazing gifts. I hope this post I shared helps you as it did I.
Not only are we humans wonderfully made, we Christians have access to the all knowing Godhead. Some may skim the infinite intelligence of God by practicing spiritual principles but we can a a bonafide personal relationship by knowing and experiencing God.
As we engage our head and heart, we can experience God fuller.
We are to work and live with our heart / souls forward.
You can read a devotional about this verse here.
To fully engage our heart, our soul, our being and more fully engage and control our emotions, we need to connect our spirit to God’s Spirit. When we repent of our sin regularly as needed and believe and love God with ALL of our heart, soul, mind and strength God promises to make wonders happen as the above verse signifies.
Godfidence (Confidence in God) comes from being fully trusting and engaged on more than a knowledge level with God. Understanding truth is important and so is experiencing it. Let’s take a solid que from King David who spoke this and many similar sentiments:
The words we speak and thoughts we think stem from our head and heart. Let’s make sure our thoughts are good and align our hearts.
Mary had heart and was blessed immensely. What a wonder she experienced.
God Himself stated David was a man after His own heart. Let’s emulate David: The good shepherd, mighty warrior, the soothing musician and steadfast servant of the LORD.
Colossians 3:23 connects to our hands as well. Our work should then flow to action. Wisdom is knowing how to apply knowledge into situations. Achievement is doing it.
The hands are analogous to doing stuff, to work, to action.
God oftentimes prefers to work through people, His willing servants and sometimes even His wayward and enemies. He wants us to engage with doing by faith, not just by or sometimes despite our sight.
He is a God of action and doing. When he called Nehemiah to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, it took resources, problem solving (head), commitment to the cause (heart) and certainly hands for the work. We sometimes need to multitask as described:
God often refers to His strong right hand. Jesus Christ is there, at and as His right hand. When we are in accord with God’s will, there will be challenges as we shall be against the world but greater is He that is me than the world. Furthermore, this world is not our forever home. So as pilgrims, we are called use our whole being, including our helping hands to serve Him and others.
These three parts are connected in a trinitarian way. They each effect and affect one another: Head, Heart, Hand. One supports another. We are to use our Head to know what right, to guard our hearts and ultimately do what’s right, because it feels right because we know it’s right because God made it so.
Ultimately, it’s all about relationship internally and externally.