Head Heart Hands


The Head

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.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

Since you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being My priest.

Since you have forgotten the Law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Hosea 4:6

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.

Our brain, with its three pounds of squishy grey and white matter, contains nearly 100 billion neurons or microscopic nerve cells. Each neuron forms connections to other neurons, which in turn could lead to one quadrillion (1,000 trillion) connections. A piece of brain tissue the size of a grain of sand contains 100,000 neurons and 1 billion synapses. When a neuron is stimulated, it generates an electrical impulse that travels from cell to cell at a speed of 268 miles per hour. The brain has many times more nerve lines than all of the telephone lines in the world combined. The electrical signals from 200,000 living thermometer cells, half a million pressure sensing cells, and 3 to 4 million pain sensing cells, plus all the signals from the eyes, ears, nose, and taste buds are all routed to it, and it simultaneously keeps everything in our body working in ordered harmony.

Serving as a biological hard drive that runs cerebral software, the brain operates as the control center for the entire body—providing us with the capacity for thinking, reasoning, emotionalizing, memorizing, verbalizing, recalling, imagining, and creating. All the while, it autonomously controls and regulates all pulmonary, cardiovascular, pituitary, and digestive functions—without our conscious participation.

It has rightly been said that “The brain is the last and grandest biological frontier, the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe.”

I found all of the preceding information from multiple sources while doing research for a book I’m currently writing.

May this provoke all of us to lift our hearts and hands in praise to our Maker!

Emeal EZ Zwayne

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.

The Heart

We are to work and live with our heart / souls forward.

You can read a devotional about this verse here.

Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.

Ezekiel 36:26 AMP

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:

My heart is steadfast, O God,

my heart is steadfast andconfident!

I will sing, yes, I will sing praises [to You]!

Psalm 57:7 AMP

My heart is steadfast, O God;

I will sing and make music with all my being.

Psalm 108:1

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.

The Hands

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:

Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens loaded themselves so that everyone worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other.

Nehemiah 4:17

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.


Word of the year 2022 – STEADFAST

I have been focusing on one word for the year.

Except, last year I had two as ABIDE grew out of my scripture vs of the year along with OPTIMIZE.

This year, its the word STEADFAST.

Its a a great habit to focus and dig mighty deep and regularly focus on a word.

This year, I am able and shall integrate my word of the year with my Scripture verse of the year.

Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], being continually aware that your labor [even to the point of exhaustion] in the Lord is not futile nor wasted [it is never without purpose].

1st Corinthians 15:58, Amp

Of that verse, I am focusing on this segment:

“Be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord”

and from that

“Be steadfast”

These verses are complimentary:

Psalms 57:7 My heart is steadfast (confident, ready, committed) O God, my heart is steadfast andconfident! I will sing, yes, I will sing praises [to You]!

Hebrews 6:19 AMP This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells],

Psalms 112:7 He will not fear bad news; His heart is steadfast, trusting [confidently relying on and believing] in the LORD.

Isaiah 26:3 AMP “You will keep in perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].

Psalm 51:10 AMP Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right and steadfast spirit within me.

2 Peter 3:17 AMP Therefore, [let me warn you] beloved, knowing these things beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men [who distort doctrine] and fall from your own steadfastness [of mind, knowledge, truth, and faith],

Psalms 119:5 ESV “Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!”

Ruth 1:18 “When she saw that she was steadfastly minded to go with her, then she left speaking unto her.”

Colossians 4:2 ESV “Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.”

Act 7:55 KJV “But he (Stephen), being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly (intently) into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

SteadFast to me means:

Stead: Steady, Reliable, Constant, Consist, Sturdy, Faithful, Dependable

Fast: Quick, Agile, Run, Accelerator

Therefore, I am remaining Steadfast with continual improving; kaizen.

What’s your word and/or verse of the year?

Share it in comments if you dare.

(TNJP-LGVP) Think, Ponder & Meditate on these (non)things- Philippians 4:8


True Noble Just Pure – Lovely, Good report, Virtuous, Praiseworthy.

We are encouraged to mediate on these things. To mediate is to ‘think deeply’, to ruminate upon, to ponder. This verse illuminates and it at the very core and the essence of my blog; Pondering Life : Pursuing Success – God’s way (not my way nor your way per se but rather Yahweh (Ya-way)!

Abortion stops beating hearts. Period.

The Developing Heart and Resultant Heartbeat

The developing heart originates about day 18 or 19 from the mesoderm and begins beating and pumping blood about day 21 or 22. It forms from the cardiogenic region near the head and is visible as a prominent heart bulge on the surface of the embryo. The primitive heart begins to form an S shape within the pericardium between days 23 and 28. The internal septa begin to form about day 28, separating the heart into the atria and ventricles, although the foramen ovale persists until shortly after birth.

Between weeks five and eight, the atrioventricular valves form. The semilunar valves form between weeks five and nine.

Lumen Learning, the heart of a preborn baby

Here is a link to an informative article to learn more: HCI

My Pondering

In regard to abortion, both science and God’s word support each other. As an unashamed Christian, when in doubt I pick God’s Holy Word over the worldly people’s theories and speculation every single day and twice on Sunday (which today it is as I am writing this) when conflicting or unsubstantiated. The Bible may not speak to everything imaginable but it speaks to everything necessary.

Did not He that made me in the womb make him?

and did not One fashion us in the womb?

Job 31:15

God is the creator not a pregnant women. She would have no life if not for God. To usurp God’s plan by abusing one’s free will largely for convenience, career or whatever’s sake is venturing into a dangerous place. Eve (and complicit Adam) thought the knew better than God by buying into the devil’s lies and sinful selfishness. This bad apple of abortion didn’t roll far from that tree.

For the life of the flesh is in the blood

Leviticus 17:11a

Life is in the blood, our largest organ. Blood is supremely precious for the sustainment of all mammals, including humans at every stage of development; both the pre and post born. Where there is blood flowing, when blood is doing it’s many jobs, there is life indeed.

Jesus shed His blood for the remission of our sins, a final sacrifice.

By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

Psalm 71:6

God is the creator of life. Let’s be grateful for the fragile life of our flesh. We should care for it more than anything physical.

For You formed my innermost parts;

You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.

Psalm 139:13

God makes it happen, both the physical and spiritual – as we are hybrid beings. A person’s soul and body are both formed prior to birth. Science can detect a heart-beat but not a soul-beat, that’s off the charts in a different dimension.

You know the commandments: ‘DO NOT MURDER…

Mark 10:19a

It is a terrible and heinous sin to murder; to take the life of an innocent human. Who could be more innocent and helpless than a pre-born child?

If men fight with each other and injure a pregnant woman so that she gives birth prematurely [and the baby lives], yet there is no further injury, the one who hurt her must be punished with a fine [paid] to the woman’s husband, as much as the judges decide.

But if there is any further injury, then you shall require [as a penalty] life for life,

Exodus 21:22-23

Though we live in a supposedly more enlightened and civil society than when this was written, the principle has not changed: innocent lives should not be harmed.

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Act 2:38

We are all sinners. We were each born into sin. We all need to repent. There is forgiveness every sin except one and that’s not abortion. Sometimes, maybe often times, God uses our sin for His greatest glory. He often uses a repentant sinner as His greatest winner.

bearing graciously with one another, and willingly forgiving each other if one has a cause for complaint against another; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so should you forgive.

Colossians 3:13

Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32

The Bible call us hate what God hates and love what God loves. A tried and true saying is, “Love the sinner, hate the sin.”

We believes required forgiveness and thus should forgive too. And like the lady who was caught in adultery, Jesus forgave yet said to her ,”Go in peace and sin no more.”

In the 19th century, these United States rebuked indentured slavery with leadership including Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Englishmen Wilber Wilberforce, Harriet Tubman and predominantly Christian abolitionist from the north.

The 20th century key accomplishment was the crusade to ensuring equal rights no matter what gender or ethnicity including greats likes Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and so many others.

I hope and pray, the 21st century, sooner than later, America and the whole world shall protect the rights of the living unborn.

The right to killing a pre-born child aka ABORTION is not in our Constitution however it states as follows;

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Preamble to Constitution for the United States of America

Should not ‘domestic tranquility’ include those beating hearts yearning for life in their mother’s wombs?

How about a ‘common defense’ of those pre-born person’s.

How about securing the ‘Blessings of Liberty’ to be born in the very first place?

Moving on to the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims boldly:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Being murdered in the womb certainly and unequivocally makes the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness utterly impossible.

It has been rightly said that you can judge a society by how it treats it’s most helpless and innocent among them. It’s long past time to protect our pre-born who certainly are the most helpless and innocent.

Will you join this most righteous cause and be their loud voice and swift feet to take every legal and moral action to help them?

Daughter’s graduation old car

A father told his daughter, “Congrats on your graduation. I bought you a car a while back. I want you to have it now.”

Before I give it to you, take it to a car dealer in the city and sell it. See how much they offer.”

The girl came back to her father and said: “They offered me $10,000 dollars because it looks very old”

Father said: “Ok, now take it to the pawn shop”.

The girl returns to her father and said: “The pawn shop offered $1,000 dollars because it’s a very old car and a lot of work done”.

The father told her to join a passionate car club with experts and show them the car.

The girl drove to the passionate car club.

She returned to her father after a few hours and told him, “Some people in the club offered me $100,000 dollars because its a rare car that’s in good condition.”

Then the father said, “I wanted to let you know that you are not worth anything if you are not in the right place. If you are not appreciated, do not be angry, that means you are in the wrong place. Don’t stay in a place where no one sees your value .”

Know your worth and know where you are valued. A diamond doesn’t shine on the bottom of a cave.

By Anonymous

The Kingdom of Heaven Matthew 13:44-45

My Pondering

When the Son of Man says the same thing twice, back to back, albeit slightly different, you can bank on it. And it’s ultra important.

Your truest treasure lies where your mind – heart – hands are most about.

What do you think about?

What do you dream about?

What do you do?

The Bible, God’s sovereign Word, is the closest thing we have on earth which tells the Kingdom of Heaven. How often do you think, dream and do what it says…daily, weekly, randomly, rarely or never?

The Holy Spirit, God’s presence here on earth, is available in varying levels with each of His believers. How often do you think, dream and do what He says…daily, weekly, randomly, rarely or never?

God has given us revelation in varying degrees. He has given us talents in varying degrees. He has given us time in varying degrees. Even our treasure (our money) varies. He is ultimately sovereign yet in all that and whatever else He so chooses for He is God. Again, He is God.

Yet, within His divine sovereignty He has carven out space for our free will, after all we were created in His image (see Genesis 1). With that, He expects us to respond appropriately.

Do we cherish His treasure?

Or do we ignore it?

Or do we disdain it?

In John 3:16 (amongst other places), we are told that God gave His best for us. He loves us ALL. The only way to claim our inheritance of the Kingdom of Heaven, is by responding in faith unto Jesus. You can NOT earn an inheritance. It’s granted by relationship alone. It’s impossible to earn that (salvation), as we are told.

In the two above passages highlighted, our example is that we should ardently seek the Kingdom. Once we discover our treasure, we should cherish it greatly and buy in fully and joyfully. Anything else would be utter foolishness…and be sure the devil is out to defile and deceive us.

Throughout Scripture, God call us to prosper and greatly invest in the Kingdom of Heaven by our thoughts (head), dreams (heart) and deeds (hands) by living out the Gospel message Jesus preached and led by example. These are the three H’s (head, heart and hands).

We also have the three T’s to maximize (time, talent and treasure). By being a good and trusting inheritor, we are promised greater rewards if we invest our God given time, talents and treasure well (the Parable of the Talents).

The Kingdom of God is something that exists both in the ‘here and now’ and more fully in our future forever home. There is a semblance of God’s kingdom here on earth and heaven as Jesus taught us to pray:

‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one.’

Matthew 9:9b-13

The key component if that is this:

“Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

Jesus lived ALL IN and went ALL OUT for ALL of us.

God no doubt want’s us to:

1. Claim our inheritance by faith in Jesus.

2. Cherish our treasure in by being ALL in and ALL out with our HHH.

3. Invest into Heaven by good use of our TTT here on earth.

Let’s Pray

‘Our Father in heaven,

hallowed be Your name.

10Your kingdom come,

Your will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

11Give us this day our daily bread.

12And forgive us our debts,

as we also have forgiven our debtors.

13And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from the evil one.’

Matthew 9:9b-13

The light of the world… John 8:12

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

My Pondering:

Yes, indeed Jesus proclaimed and His Father backed His Son.

Please allow me to pose a few questions to you.

Do you think the fact that we only have one sun in this world is coincidence?

Is the sun a sufficient light?

Can you find some darkness and hide from the light?

The is one moon, one devil. Satan has not power like the Son. Only the Son is the source of light. The moon is deceptive, constantly changing.

What happens to darkness when light comes?

So then, which is greater?

Do you ‘know’ that God proclaimed He has one Son?

In your heart of hearts, have you said, yes and embraced the Light?

Everything God has created has a purpose within. Just as there is a silver lining behind every dark cloud. It’s there. Having a proper perspective, prayer and plenty of persistence will reveal it.

Yes, His light, that of the world, is sufficient. Yes, we can remain in darkness and ignore His call. Yes, every person must decide for him/her self. Yes, darkness flees from light. Yes, Lord Jesus. Yes, you are the visible manifestation of the one true God.

We can gleam from this passage that there is just one light. Jesus did not say He was one of many lights. He is the one Son. Not one of many.

The light is for all to see. Seeing alone is not sufficient. He tells us we must follow. Whoever sees and follows has the light of life.

The most well know verse of all, John 3:16, is good news indeed but just 3 verses past in 19 we read, “And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness more than light, because their deeds were evil.”

For if Jesus has not come after us, due to original sin from Genesis, we would all be hopeless and in the dark. This is why Jesus is called the 2nd Adam. He is the fix for the 1st. The great patch!

The light is sufficient but the night is coming.

The Word says,

So Jesus told them, “For a little while longer, the Light will be among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of light.” After Jesus had spoken these things, He went away and hid Himself from them.”

John 12:35-36

Just sitting still in the dark isn’t an viable option. We must walk by the light while we have it. In order to be children of God, sons of light, we MUST find the faith to believe.

Be still and hear; focus and see.

Get up and walk!

My prayer: LORD, thank YOU! Christ, thank YOU!! Holy Ghost, thank YOU!!!