In a comment on another blog, AmyC said she was reading a book entitled Recover Your Good Heart. For many years in religion, I heard that believers have a sinful heart that can't be trusted. Somehow, that never seemed right so when I read books like Waking the Dead and The God's Honest Truth, I was thrilled to find out the truth.
At the new birth, we were given a new heart and a new spirit. This new heart is good because God lives in our heart. We're now new creations; all things have become new. Our hearts are new and they are now trustworthy so we can look into our hearts and allow them to guide us. The problem is that our minds are so clouded over with religious tradition that we can't always recognize the voice of our heart.
However, as we grow and become established in grace, we'll be able to tell the difference between the voice of tradition and the voice of our heart. As we learn and grow, we'll be able to recognize and follow our hearts more consistently. That's why I believe it's critical that we soak ourselves in this message of grace. We need to hear this message so that the voice of grace is louder than the lies we've been told while in religion.
This is an area where I want to grow and to learn more so this morning I went online to see if I could find more information about this book. I found the author's website, Robbins Writings, and had a chance to look it over. I was really excited by what Jim Robbins had to say so I ordered his book.
I highly recommend his website and I hope you'll check it out. I know you'll be glad you did.