Jan 10, 2020

Fun Friday...

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Memory Scripture: "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in Your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

It has been a very long while since we have had a Fun Friday Challenge! Remember those?!

Anyone?

As always, I like to take you all along with me on my wild-brained crazy journeys! I have never ever liked being alone. Nope, not ever. (just ask my friends and family..i can be a little clingy)

So, I hope you will join me in this challenge! Walk beside me, will you? I need you! (see, clingy.)

Do you know that God's Word tells us that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he? (Proverbs 23:7)

In other words, we begin to believe the things we are pondering and thinking on.

Go over the thoughts that have been going through your mind today.

Are they good? Are they healthy? Are they life giving?

Most of us don't really think about what we ponder on. We just endlessly ponder.

God's Word also tells us "out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks." (Luke 6:45)

So, like it or not, the words that come out of our mouths are seeping out from the overflow of our hearts.

Yikes.

My children have heard me say this to them a million times. What we say is a direct result of the condition of our hearts. 

So, how do we make our hearts and mouths healthier? How do we become encouragers and life givers instead of naggers and complainers?

Real simple.

We take in God's Word. We memorize it. We feed it on it daily. Word after word. Scripture after scripture. We hide it deep into those long closed off and dark crevices of our heart.

We change the meditations of our hearts.

Charles Spurgeon said, "The Bible in the memory is better than the Bible in the book case."

When the Word is inside of us it takes root. It will begin to blossom and flourish to those around us. God will use it to change the course of your lives and those around you.

True Wisdom comes from a heart soaking in scripture. 

My mouth can run away from me at times. My husband and my children have heard it. Maybe my neighbors too? (just kidding. I hope.)

After those embarrassing moments of mouth overflow, when my nerves and heart have settled...

I try to remember what my heart had been meditating on that day. Sure enough, it was not what it should have been meditating on. Maybe it was a worry, a fear, a doubt, a grudge, a troubling conversation...whatever the case, it overflowed out of my mouth. And onto innocent people.

When our hearts are meditating on God's Word, our mouths will reflect it.

So, what do you say? Want to do this together? Pretty please?

Yay!!

Let's start with this one:

"May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

Write it down. Text it to a friend for accountability. Text it or email it to me if you are in!


We can do this!



working on my heart (& mouth),



jill






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