18 inches from head to heart
From Your Head to Your Heart Quotes by Maria Durso
The 18 Inches from Your Head to Your Heart
If you were asked how far it is to heaven what would you say? When I first heard the question I just thought of up in the sky somewhere. But in reality it is about 18 inches away! How could that be you ask? Doctors say that it is about 18 inches from your brain to your heart.
Eighteen inches—the distance from your head to your heart—can mean eternity with Christ or an eternity without Him. A creative approach to get people thinking. However, this will be the terrible fate of many professing Christians in our churches today. Tragically enough, even teachers, preachers, and religious workers are not exempt from the possibility of the chilling indictment above. The distance between the head and the heart is 18 inches. The lack of power today in many of our churches, as well as the lack of power today in the lives on many professing Christians, can be laid directly to this. Then, when the wonderful truth of the Gospel brings us to recognition of our own sinfulness, and in true repentance we cry out to God asking forgiveness and help, asking Him to come into our hearts, not our heads, we experience the new birth.
The greatest journey a man will ever make is the 18 inches from his head to his heart. It has been said that although the head and heart are in close proximity to each other, most of us spend our entire lives trying to make a genuine connection between what we profess to believe in our heads and what we actually believe in our hearts. In our heads we believe that God loves us, but our hearts still cling to lies from our past—lies from society, our families and friends, and the enemy of our souls Don't allow those voices to keep you trapped any longer. Maria Durso exposes how negative thought patterns keep you from the future God wants for you, revealing the secrets of long-term transformation desired by many, yet missed by most. Maria Durso and her husband, Michael, are senior pastors at Christ Tabernacle, the first church to be planted from Brooklyn Tabernacle.
It has been said that there is a distance of eighteen inches between the head and the heart—a separation of a foot and a half. When I look back, I realize I was oftentimes just eighteen inches from victory.
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