3 Ways to Get Truth from the Head to the Heart

You might have heard the famous quote: “The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart.” 18 inches doesn’t seem that far. We can cover that distance in one swift step with our feet. Many of our pets are about that length, and we can run our hands over their soft backs in a matter of seconds.

Somehow, though, letting what we know to be true in our minds settle into our hearts tends to be more complicated.

God’s Word is for the head and the heart. We’re called to “love the Lord with all our heart and all our mind” (Matt 22:37.) God’s Word is supposed to be “kept in our hearts” and “bound to our minds” (Deut 11:18.)

A mixture of both head knowledge and heart reception, faith forges a bond over the 18 inch gap. Click To Tweet

Faith uses what we believe in our minds to move our hearts. Set to the rhythms of the heart, our thoughts grow steady and purposeful. The connection faith makes between the head and the heart is part of the fullness we find when we place our faith in Christ alone.

Read about 3 methods for helping God’s Word connect from your head to your heart over at BCW, where I’m honored to be featured today.

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7 Replies to “3 Ways to Get Truth from the Head to the Heart

  1. Thank you for diving deeply and bringing such truths to the surface for all of us. I believe and then I doubt. That is not the way God wants for me to live. I pray that this 18 inches is filled to overflowing with the power of God’s love for me, that I will look with belief to Him for all things, in all ways. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for your kind encouragement! I do the same- believing then doubting. I want to look to Him and trust Him in all things- head and heart : )

  2. Great tips here Bethany! It can be so hard when we let our minds sent our hearts in a direction away from God-I appreciated your tips on how to set our mind on Him first. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Jill : ) I think it’s easy for us to pick one or the other (head or heart) and God uses faith to connect the two more powerfully!

  3. I love the last part. Remember the past faithfulness of God.
    We like to judge the Israelites for forgetting God’s faithfulness through their journey, but we can do the same thing!
    Great post. Thank you for sharing!

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