Isaiah 55:9 says, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” God’s word reveals His ways and His thoughts. When we bring His word into our heart, we are planting revolutionary seeds.
Think of His word in Hebrews 4:12. It says that His word is active, it penetrates, and it discerns. Now think about the areas of your life where you feel defeated, stuck in a rut, failing to gain victory over your renegade thoughts, and unsuccessful.
Here is the antidote. Psalm 1:3 says of the one who mediates, “He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither, and whatever he does shall prosper.” Joshua 1:8 says, “The Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Note the words ‘never depart from your mouth.’ Now let’s go to Matthew 15:18. It says, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart…” Matthew 12:34 says, “…For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” What presently comes out of your mouth? Remember, all words are first thoughts.
What we hide in our heart affects every aspect of our lives. Hidden unresolved issues, bitterness, buried emotional pain, inner negative dialogue, and unforgiveness, all become the filter through which our words emerge from. Therefore, to be successful, thriving, and prosperous in all we do means inner core change. Only the implanted word has that kind of transforming power. Want to revolutionize your life?
Psalm 19:7 Amplified says, “The law of the Lord if perfect, restoring the (whole) person; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.” It is time to change the filter in your heart. Out with the old and in with the new.