The last week has been difficult. My energy levels have been down, problems in my business have been up, interest in Apologetics is low and the time and energy to blog is nearly non-existent. I’ve also been working on a vast list of changes to my website and blog.
I think the last pushed me over the edge. I just don’t have the time! I became overwhelmed by how far there is to go, and how much there is to do to get there.
“What am I trying to do?!”
No, I didn’t cry. (Nice try!) I just gave up.
Distraught and discouraged, my heart ran to God for comfort and solace, but first paused a moment to look over its shoulder at the intellect, its big brother, and asked “Is this OK?”
“Yes it’s OK! I’m coming with you!” The intellect replied.
With great relief I gave it to God. My heart and my mind.
Contrast that to decades of thinking it was unreasonable and irrational to believe in a loving, personal God. Where was evidence to the contrary? Not one to be fooled and manipulated by lies, the intellect became the protector of the heart and built a command post where nothing passed by without its consent.
The protector became the oppressor.
To the heart and itself. The intellect was never designed for this role and the heart was never designed to be kept in isolation.
Apologetics has shown my intellect that it’s reasonable, rational and logical to put my trust in God, that He does exist, He loves me and His plans for me are perfect. The intellect can give up its role as God.
What a relief!
The intellect is now free to do what it does best: know God and make Him known!
And its little brother? The heart?
It’s free to love God and make God’s love known.
The heart and the mind work together under the umbrella of God’s protection. THIS is Why I’m Thankful for Apologetics. Apologetics has set me free!
And keeps me free!