What does it mean to live with a true heart? Several years ago I found this verse in Hebrews that really stuck with me. It was a reminder of how I wanted to approach life. It is not about being perfect. It is being human, forgiven and walking in faith. For me it is about being true to who I am.
I am analytical by nature but also very compassionate. I compare that to a large corporation (brain) that has a business plan but seeks to be socially responsible (heart). I ask myself if my goals align to my heart. Am I being true to who I am and all that God created me to be? Am I caught up in the business plan? It is important for me to know my heart and actions are true. When I shake off the weight of the world, things that distract, and act with a true heart, walking in faith, I am at peace. When the world around me is in chaos I can live in peace.
For me, living with a true heart is to be a peace with who I am and to be assured of my path even when I cannot see the road ahead. It is like any journey, there are ups and downs, setbacks, and challenges. When my heart is true and my intentions are pure, it makes the rest much easier.
Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.