My Meditation: Proverbs 22:17-21
The quickest way for me to “touch your soul” is through words, especially if I can make you believe them. Life giving words from people we value make us feel great. Discouraging words on the other hand bring darkness to our soul.
For some reason however, we live in a world where we throw words around rather carelessly not knowing we are shaping belief systems. We also let people speak things to and over us, and allow them to sink into our hearts and affect our belief systems and decisions.
If I want to know what is in my heart, I just listen to myself when I’m speaking “freely”. My heart is revealed: the things I have “listened to” and applied my heart to are revealed.
I can convince myself and others that I believe differently but as long as my words and actions are speaking differently, then I have a system malfunction.
The REAL belief system in your life will be the one producing results. Not the one you “want to have”.
It begins with HEARING. Who are you allowing to speak into your life? What things are you inclining your ear to?
Hear. Believe. Apply. Speak. System of Trust
Friends, what we HEAR will produce faith: whether faith in the devil or in God. Incline your ear to God’s word. Create a belief system based on His word. Then you will TEACH your heart and mind what to believe and the fruit of that is life and peace.
Today, watch what you hear (listen to and take to heart)
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge; For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be fixed upon your lips, So that your trust may be in the LORD; I have instructed you today, even you. (NKJV- Emphasis Mine)