From Daily Meditations for Women, Tea Leaves compiled by Nancy Stutzman:
“…Don’t so many “Christians” have Jesus in their heads–and only there? Yes, they know the language, know the right prayers to pray, put on superficial smiles, respond to “How are you?” with “Fine!” even when there’s turmoil and hurt inside, can pull out appropriate verses on occasion. Needs? Do they have them? They’re not expressed. There’s a missing element. What is it? Could it be brokenness? Transparency? Really NEEDING God? Jesus in their heads, yes. Such an experience of Jesus will only reach another head and will result in head knowledge without a heart experience.
Jesus in the HEARTS of believers…that’s a LIVING experience! That’s where the springs of living water are. That’s where the power is—power to forgive, power to lay aside our reputation, power to maintain clarity in our relationship with Him and others, power to risk vulnerability and transparency, power to respond to, “How are you today?” with a “Would you pray for me? I’m struggling,” power to confess our faults one to another (that’s where the healing begins), power to respond in obedience to the promptings and urgings of the Holy Spirit, power to fall on our faces before Him and say, “God I NEED YOU.” Such an experience of Jesus will reach another heart.”
Thank you to whoever penned this!