Praising the Lord for this beautiful day! We are so blessed for all He has given us and His beautiful creation, which includes each of us! 😊
Today I have a few thoughts to share with you. These are the questions and meditations that the Lord has been sharing with me. First question He asked me was, “What is on your mind?” Listen to the words coming out of your mouth. The subjects of your conversation equal what is in and on your heart. Then He said, “What you consider is what you get.”
“For as he thinks within himself, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 TPT
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 NKJV
“For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45
I have quoted these verses so many times but in reality, I don’t always pay attention to that truth. Sometimes I am not paying attention to the words I am saying or the thoughts I am
meditating on. The Word is so clear on the truth that what we are meditating on, the thoughts we are thinking and the words that we speak will affect our lives. Sometimes it is so easy get in the wrong mind set and then later when we see the fruit of those thoughts, we wonder what is going on? “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7
“When you are tempted don’t ever say, “God is tempting me,” for God is incapable of being tempted by evil and he is never the source of temptation. Instead, it is each person’s own desires and thoughts that drag them into evil and lure them away into darkness. Evil desires give birth to evil actions. And when sin is fully mature it can murder you! So my friends, don’t be fooled by your own desires!” James 1:13-15
It doesn’t matter what we know, it’s what we think on that controls our heart. Our son has a bumper sticker that says, “Don’t believe everything that you think”. Unless we are meditating on the Word day and night and only thinking what the Word is telling us to think on, our thoughts can lead us astray.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4:8
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law (Word) he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3
“So may the words of my mouth, my meditation-thoughts, and every movement of my heart be always pure and pleasing, acceptable before your eyes, my only Redeemer, my Protector-God.” Psalm 19:14 TPT
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21
I truly believe these truths are so important in these days. They are the answer and the difference between fear and peace, joy and fear, poverty and prosperity, truth and deception, hope and hopelessness, love and rejection, health and sickness, life and death. You name any negative emotion or situation and the answer to that is His Word and His Truth – which is Jesus.
Here is a beautiful Psalm to meditate on. Try singing a new song, sing in the Spirit. It will richly bless you!!
1 Go ahead—sing your new song to the Lord!
Let everyone in every language sing him a new song.
2-3 Don’t stop! Keep on singing! Make his name famous!
Tell everyone every day how wonderful he is.
Give them the good news of our great Savior.
Take the message of his glory and miracles to every nation.
Tell them about all the amazing things he has done.
4 For the Lord’s greatness is beyond description,
and he deserves all the praise that comes to him.
He is our King-God, and it’s right to be in holy awe of him.
5 Other gods are absolutely worthless.
For the Lord God is Creator-God,
who spread the splendor of the skies!
6 Breathtaking brilliance and awe-inspiring majesty
radiate from his shining presence.
His stunning beauty overwhelms all who come before him.
7 Surrender to the Lord Yahweh, all you nations and peoples.
Surrender to him all your pride and strength.
8 Confess that Yahweh alone deserves all the glory and honor.
Bring an offering and come celebrate in his courts.
9 Come worship the Lord God wearing the splendor of holiness.
Let everyone wait in wonder as they tremble in awe before him.
10 Tell the nations plainly that Yahweh rules over all!
He is doing a great job, and nothing will disrupt him,
for he treats everyone fair and square.
11-12 Let the skies sing for joy! Let the earth join in the chorus.
Let oceans thunder and fields echo this ecstatic praise
until every swaying tree of every forest joins in,
lifting up their songs of joyous praise to him!
13 For here he comes, the Lord God,
and he’s ready to judge the world.
He will do what’s right and can be trusted
to always do what’s fair.