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Monday, May 29, 2023

As You Think in Your Heart



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.

—Provers 4:20-23



It is so hard when you are hanging on by a thread. It is such a relief to finally let go and trust God’s Word. His Word is His truth for you. It is His will. Don’t dilute it with “if” because you don’t see any physical evidence of His promise to you. Faith is the substance of what you hope for. It is the evidence of what you can’t see (Hebrews 11:1).


God’s Word is true but it is not true for you unless you make it yours. Don’t allow what you question is God’s truth for your life to get in the way of what the Word says is true for you. That isn’t faith. That is doubt that keeps you from receiving the promises of God’s Word (James 1:7-8). His Word is truth (John 6:63). God’s truth is His life yearning to come alive in you. 


If you want the promise God has revealed to you to be true in your life, you have to place everything you believe in God’s faithfulness. You quiet the other voices. You quiet the doubt. You choose to trust that God, who is the Word, is faithful to perform His truth in your life. 


Let go of that thread of doubt. Let go of that thread of fear. Let go. The power of the Holy Spirit is already in you. Take the faith Jesus has given you, and choose to believe His truth in your heart. Give attention to God’s Word. Think continually on God’s promise. Guard His truth from your thoughts when they want to believe anything that is contrary to what you are promised.


Out of your heart flow all the issues of your life. Faith comes from spiritually hearing God’s Word in your heart (Romans 10:17). Let God’s Word take root in your heart. His Word is life to all who find it. It is healing to all your flesh. 


Do you have an issue in your life that consumes you? When the Holy Spirit reveals the truth of His promise to you in the Word, hang on to what He has promised you. Allow His truth to consume you. Allow His truth to grow strong in you and become who you are. As a man thinks in His heart, that is who He is (Provers 23:7).



© 2023 Lynn Lacher



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