Chapter-a-Day Acts 19

Heart_of_the_matter_2"Did you take God into your mind only, or did you also embrace him with your heart? Did he get inside you?" Acts 19:2 (TM)

I was raised in church. I went to Sunday School. I sang in the children’s choir. I attended Vacation Bible School. I was in church most Sundays with my family. I went to confirmation classes. But, I still didn’t have a relationship with Jesus. God was in my head. I read about him. I pondered him. I hung around him. But, I didn’t know him. There was still and emptiness in my heart and in my life that begged to be filled.

Then, it happened on a cold February night when I was a Freshman in high school. God got inside me. He transcended my head and entered into my heart. My life was different. Like the Ephesians, I experienced a moment in time when I entered into a personal relationship with Jesus. I know others who can’t point to an exact timeline, but who have experienced the same transformation over time. It’s the transformation from head knowledge about God into a heart to heart relationship with Jesus.

Is God in your head or in your heart?

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Acts 19”

  1. The same verse stuck out to me today, Tom. It is a continuous process for me to have God all through my being and “inside me”. It’s interesting as we expose our kids to God through the things listed in paragraph 1, to watch them inquire, wonder and search to know who and what this God thing is all about. I pray that God will get inside them too.


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