I want every aspect of my life to be pleasing to Father. My words, my actions, my heart.
All of that is so easy to do when what I’m walking through is easy. It’s in the hard in-between, when things around me aren’t what I want them to be, that it’s difficult to live out these words.
The last couple of weeks have been a bit crazy for me, even overwhelming at times. In moments of weakness I have lashed out with my words due to frustration, fear, and the lack of control I have felt. This has been a cycle I’ve been walking through…acting and speaking out of frustration because of my circumstances, and then feeling shame and repenting for my actions.
Holy Spirit has tenderly illuminated the root of why I keep allowing this cycle to happen, and it’s a matter of my heart. He highlighted this verse for me to remind me that the words of my mouth and the actions I take are really a reflection of the meditation of my heart. It’s led me to ask, what am I allowing my heart to meditate on; His word and the promises He has spoken over me and my family, or my circumstances and what I see around me.
Proverbs 4:23 says to “Guard your hearts above all else, for everything else flows from it”. I know for me, the only thing I want flowing from my heart is God. Love Himself. When I guard my heart with His word, standing firm in truth, my mind is transformed. The circumstances around me may not change, but my heart sure does. My heart becomes His, and His heart becomes mine.
So sister, what is your heart meditating on…the hard in-between, or Him?