The heart produces what the heart receives.
The heart is one of the world’s most powerful images. The heart has inspired great poetry (Search thine own heart), philosophy (The heart has it’s reasons, which reason does not know), catchy song titles (”The Heart Will Go On”), and profound Scripture (Blessed are the pure in heart). God promises to give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4), as long as your desires are in line with His.
But wait. There’s a catch. You don’t have a pure heart, and neither do I. As much as I have put the heart on a pedastal, it can be a nasty character. The prophet Jeremiah wrote, “The human heart is most deceitful and desperately wicked” (Jer. 17:9). That’s why God asks us to believe in our hearts and invite Him in. He wants to change us from the inside out.
“I, the Lord, search all hearts, and examine secret motives.” Jeremiah 17:10