Monday, April 4, 2011

His Words In Your Heart

Which of God's words do you need to keep in your heart? All of them. I know there are alot of words of wisdom in His word. Let's narrow it down like this. What trial are we going through at the moment? Then that is where we look to His Word and find the exact words that we need to be meditating on. For each of us it will be a different situation. We have to look at what season in our life we are going through. Prov. 4 v 20-27....My son, give attention to my words: Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil..... His words are telling us to meditate on what His truth says. Don't let someone else tell you differently. If what they tell you does not line up with what He says, then depart from that evil. When He says put away from you a deceitful and perverse mouth, He is not talking about talking ugly (cursing and swearing), no He is talking about saying the wrong things over your situation. When we say we are sick, that is perverse language to Him because He has said we are healed. (IS 53 v 5, 1 Pet 2 v 24, PS 103 v 3-5). When we say we are poor and we are children of God, then that is perverse language because He said, although He was rich, He became poor so that you might become rich, He gives us all things richly to enjoy, He says He makes our way prosperous. (2 Cor 8 v 9, 1 Tim 6 v 17-18, PS 112 v 1-3). When we say we are afraid and weak, that is deceitful words, because He says, He did not give you the spirit of fear, He says He gives us strength and a sound mind and peace. (2 Tim 1 v 7, 2 Cor 12 v 9-10, Phil. 4 v 13, Phil 4 v 6-7). Look in His Word and find these scriptures, read them for yourself and meditate on them, get them settled in your hearts and minds. I encourage you now to ponder the path of your feet. Where are your feet swift to run to when you are encountered with a trial. Do you run to the Word, or do you run to someone who will agree with you and jump on a wagon of sorrow with you? We just finished a class at church and Pastor told us how important it is that he protects the annointing before he preaches. In other words, before he gets ready to bring us the Word God has given him to deliver, he has to make sure that he doesn't let the things of the world enter into his thinking, so that he meditates on God's words and keeps them in the midst of his heart and on the front of his mind. It is the same with us. Before we ever even encounter a trial we need to have God's words in the midst of our hearts and on the fronts of our minds so that we do not let the world deceive us into wrong thinking about ourselves. If we are meditating on His words, then we will keep our feet on the right paths. Sometimes we are reading the Word and then later a situation arises that presents us with a challenge, and then we remember, Oh, that is what God was saying to me today and we are able to overcome the situation. We received a good Word in due season. Prov 25 v 11....A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.... STAY IN THE WORD!

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