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eighteen inches

The average distance between the head and the heart is 18 inches.  That is, unless you have a really long or short neck.

When it comes to our relationship with Jesus, he wants both our head and our heart.  God’s desire for us is that our love may “abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight” (Philippians 1:9-10).  A life that bears fruit is one that grows in its “knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:9-11).

The problem lies when there is a disconnect between our head and our heart.  It’s not enough to simply believe an assortment of facts — or even to know all the right answers to all the right questions.

Why?  Because Jesus wants your heart, not just your head.

Isaiah addressed this problem centuries before the birth of Christ:  “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me” (Isaiah 29:13).

How far might their hearts have been from God?  Miles away?  Or … maybe just 18 inches.

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  • Steve Shelanskey says:

    I knew you couldn't resist to post about this after hearing you last night at the Saturday service.

  • kenhensley says:

    By writing about it, it helps me remember what I've said!