Restoring the Four Chambers

Just as the physical heart is comprised of four chambers, so the spiritual heart is comprised of four chambers remembered in the acronym, WISE: Will, Intellect, Spirit, and Emotions.

To understand how they work, imagine filling out a bracket during the NCAA’s men’s basketball tournament. When you look at the two teams playing each game, your intellect tells you which team has the better record. You think that team will win, but the opponent happens to be your alma mater, teetering toward a losing record. Your emotions are so favorable toward your school’s team that you really want to select it as the victor. So, you choose with your will to be loyal to your school colors and write its name in the blank. Finally, you pray in your spirit that the outcome will be in your favor.

Solomon said, “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

For more, watch The Restoration with Mitch Kruse, Episode 9: Restoring the Four Chambers of our Hearts.

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