The natural heart listens to the word of God, so nourishing, enlightening and life giving. The natural heart symbolizes a bridge between the heart of men and the Divine, allowing us to be close to Him and to understand that God is all we need. The natural heart joins us to God’s heart.
Ezekiel 11:19 I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove the stony heart from their bodies, and replace it with a natural heart, so that they will live according to my statutes.
2 Corinthians 1:21–22 God is the one who firmly establishes us along with you in Christ; it is he who anointed us and has sealed us, thereby depositing the first payment, the Spirit, in our hearts.
Ephesians 3:17 May Christ dwell in your hearts through faith, and may charity be the root and foundation of your life.
Ephesians 6:6 Do not render service for appearance only and to please men, but do God’s will with your whole heart as slaves of Christ.
Philippians 4:6–7 Dismiss all anxiety from your minds. Present your needs to God in every form of prayer and in petitions full of gratitude. Then God’s own peace, which is beyond all understanding, will stand guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Excerpts from The Spiritual Heart and The Bible- The Power to Heal. Copyright Bruno Cortis to be published 2014