Rebel Heart

Posted on August 2, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call

There is a rebel heart that beats within my chest;

one I hate, yet one I love.

At times of temptation, when my faith fails,

in unbelief and rebellion I cling to what I want

far more often than I deny it, so that I may reach out to Jesus

with both hands and an undivided heart.

There are times I consciously run to Jesus,

trusting Him to live His life in and through me.

But, alas…

my memory leaks and I forget.

It occurs to me, that I live as if

my identity in Christ is something

I put on and over time it slides off;

When I remember, I put in on and again it slides off.

The truth of my identity in Christ is rooted in my head

but not in my heart –

where it would be unable to “slip off” or

be torn from me.

I am not alone. I believe many Christians would agree.

I am who Jesus says I am, not because of what I do or have done, but because of what He has done.

We live out who or what we believe we are.  We act according to our beliefs. For as he thinks in his heart, so is he… As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man. Proverbs 23:7 Proverbs 27:19 We cannot consistently live contrary to what we believe to be true about ourselves.[i]– We live out what we believe not what we know[ii]

Who are you?



[i] Jennifer Kennedy Dean.

[ii] Vikki Arudda

Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “This is the glory and miracle of grace, that God, through the Holy Spirit, is able to transform a stubborn, rebellious, and unbelieving will into a passionate, obedient, believing will without violating the integrity of the individual or diminishing the voluntary nature of one’s decision to trust Christ for salvation.” – Sam Storms

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalms 60-62, Acts 22| You can download our 2018 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Lord, You will establish peace for us, for You have also done all our works in us.” – Isaiah 26:12

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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