What the Bible calls the heart is what we call the gut. More specifically, the spiritual athletes of our history—the praying saints—point us to the navel when they speak of the heart. This is a strange but helpful image for you to keep in mind. When you were in your mother’s womb, everything you needed for life came to you through your navel. Life wasn’t poured into you through your brain, but through your belly. So, spiritually, you draw your life from God from here—your navel, the true center of your body, what the Bible calls your heart.

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AuthorChris Neufeld-Erdman