A Heart of Belief

By   •   March 6

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The heart is the blood-pump of the body. It is also used metaphorically when we speak of affections and feelings. Since it is the central organ of the body and one of the most vital, the Bible speaks of it as the wellspring of life. Hence, it is used synonymously with “life.” When the Bible says, “Son, give me thine heart,” it doesn’t mean that we are to cut out our actual hearts and give them to God. It means that we are to give Him our lives, our all. When we come to Christ, we are not only to give intellectual assent with our minds, we are to “believe in our hearts.” We can believe in the historic Jesus, but if we have “saving faith” our belief must involve our whole being. When we believe with all our hearts, the will, the emotions, and the intellect are surrendered to Christ.

Listen to Billy Graham’s message, “The World Has a Heart Problem,” from the 1957 New York City Crusade.

Prayer for the day

Lord, I believe and rejoice in the knowledge that You are alive and my Redeemer!

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  1. Doreen Buchko says:

    I love this daily devotional.

  2. Andrea says:

    My heart is filled with so much joy. I believe I can do and get through anything with my Lord Jesus. I love the daily devotional!

  3. Joe says:

    Amen! Thank you for the gift of faith. Please increase our faith.

  4. Tammy vanloon says:

    God rest your soul. Peace Brother Graham. Please send a prayer for strength.

  5. Sonia says:

    God Bless you

  6. Rosario Lewis says:

    Believe with heart and confess with mouth. Faith and confessing. That is our whole self believing. In Romans 10: 10 it says that believing in heart means full faith we are set right with God and by confessing in mouth we are saved. V 11 says God will not disappoint us. If we do not believe that Jesus was crucified, dead, buried in tomb and on the 3rd day resurrected then we are not part of the victory Jesus won for us on the cross. Yes, Lord you are our living God. Death could not keep you in bondages. Glory to God. Amen

  7. Michael Neal says:

    Good teaching

  8. Ara St. John says:

    Please pray for my brother and his wife as they battle health issues. Larry has Parkinsons and bone cancer

    1. Laura Bailey says:

      Hi Ara,

      Praying for them!

  9. Max says:

    I have always been a Christian and a believer, however when I repented of past sins I still felt guilt, remorse and not truly forgiven, then one day I prayed and asked the Holy Spirit to indwell me and be my friend, mentor and conscious. Now when I have thoughts of past sins. I know I have been forgiven because Jesus already paid for them and loves me so much that he did not want to live without me.