I don't claim to understand how the human heart works, but clearly God had a plan when He knit us together. When I hear powerful powerful music from such greats as Hillsong United, Chris Tomlin or Collin Raye, something inside of me that usually remains quiet switches on, and a part of my heart becomes terribly nakedly exposed. Recently I heard someone speak of what he referred to as man's three hearts.
Heart #1 is the heart we share with the world. Heart #2 is the heart we share only with those closest to us...like our spouse. Heart #3 is the heart that we share with no one. It is in this heart that our darkest secrets, our greatest fears, and our deepest loves lie. It is that place that if opened is totally unguarded allowing access to our innermost being. This is what I like to refer to as God's heart, and it is the place where his Word and His music reside. It is the core of our being and our soul, the place where I believe we are forever connected to our maker. Proverbs 4:23 tell us: "Above everything else guard your heart, because from it flow the springs of life." (ISV). I believe that this "Third Heart" is what we are to protect above all else.
I write stuff. I talk about the stuff I write. God has blessed my life in more ways that I can list. I am not nearly as smart as I think I am. God is very patient with me. God has demonstrated how much He loves me. He gave me His only son Jesus. He gave me my wife. He gave me 5 wonderful children and so far 8 beautiful grandchildren. I am blessed above all men.