Head vs Heart Faith in faith of the heart prayer

Head ve heart faith in 'faith of the heart' prayer © 2009 by George Hartwell M.Sc. 
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Creativity cannot be forced. Memory cannot be forced. Instead we find that creativity follows when we give ourselves a break or after we are asleep. Writers who know that they cannot force inspiration learn to live with the flow of creativity.

Our HEART, what psychology calls the unconscious mind, is like a stubborn child. It is quite difficult for our HEAD to control our HEART. See Romans 7. Forcing the HEART does not work.  Learn to cooperate with your HEART.

I don't know if over-dependence on the rational mind is the death of us, but I do remember that the serpent seduced Adam and Eve with the tree of the KNOWLEDGE of good and evil. This Bible account at least suggests that life based on 'HEAD KNOWLEDGE' shut down the life-giving flow of God's presence to Adam and Eve.

Is PRIDE in HEAD KNOWLEDGE our downfall?  Does life based on HEAD KNOWLEDGE mean life independent from God.  When we try to figure everything out are we trying to be 'like God.'  Does HEAD control generate a false sense of power, control and independence?  

Timothy Galway, The Inner Game of Tennis, points out that too much instruction hinders a player from playing their best game. When the HEAD is out of the way we may find ourselves playing better than normal - 'beyond ourselves'.

With humility do I recover the realization that real freedom comes in being who God created me to be. Real power comes from the presence of God, as we encounter God, while listening and obeying God. Real faith is a gift of God comes in the presence of God, as we encounter God, as we listen to God. Real healing occurs in the presence of God, as we encounter God and listen to God.

 Real prayer is not based on HEAD KNOWLEDGE. Real prayer is based on coming into the presence of God, an encounter with God, listening to God.

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