What Makes Us Strong?

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer. (Emphasis added)

I recently read the words of a blessing a mentor prayed over his protégé. A part of that blessing was this statement, “May the meditation of your heart be always pleasing to him.” As I read that, my heart sang with that witness bearing song of the Holy Spirit. I instantly realized this was a message to me, about how to be “strong in the Lord and the power of his might.” (Ephesians 6:10)

I know all too well, the battle that can go on in our minds. From the temptations that come at us to sin, to the frustrations we experience, and the emotions that try to distract us, all while we are “trying” to be “good Christians.” There is a battle in our minds. Joyce Meyer wrote a book about it. Many pastors and teachers have messages on it. All born again people recognize it.

The world is constantly trying to influence this battle. One tool the world’s system uses is redefining what is considered “good.” To the point that now, there are things that are called “good” that God distinctly called evil. Not evil, necessarily, in the sense that the people doing these things are trying to hurt others. In fact, often the real evil is what they are doing to themselves.

In this time, we are told to “follow our heart”. Good advice for a believer who has been following the Lord and the word. Horrible advice for a person who has been the main focus of his/her own life. In Jeremiah 17:9, God said, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” People who “follow their heart” without a foundation of following God, are in great risk of terrible results.

People today believe that “love is love”, another destructive philosophy. Again, God made it clear in both Old and New Testaments, that sin is sin. One thing he called sin is sex outside of marriage. For single people, he called it fornication. For married, adultery. Yet the entertainment industry has sold the idea that if you’re “in love” then sex is the natural way of showing that. Of course, that is the message for those who have had some moral lessons. For others, sex is just a natural thing. We can be “friends with benefits” these days. Or we can just “hook up” for fun. Meanwhile, we are taking a hot iron to our own conscience as we sear it and make scar tissue. Through this deception, the enemy takes you the next step, to thinking thoughts such as, abortion is okay, or drugs are okay, or hating people who do not think like you is okay.

All this progression comes from the fact that we don’t guard our hearts. Proverbs 4, beginning in verse 19, goes like this:

The way of the (unbeliever or deceived person) is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. 20 My (child) give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the (center) of your heart; 22 For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.

If you have been letting the story of the world help form your thoughts and ponderings, you have become like an unbeliever, a deceived person. Your way is growing darker. When you stumble, you do not even see the rock or tree root that tripped you.

For more on God’s Heart for You, check out the links below:

All Things

Always Ready!

You can also get a copy of my book on the liberty we have in Christ (not nutrition as the title may suggest) on Amazon: Eat Healthy…Most of the Time!

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