Inner Programming Part Two

Psalm 119:9 says, “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.” We may not qualify as young, but it applies to us as well.
What do you need to cleanse in your life? Verse 1-3 says, “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, who seek Him with the whole heart! They also do no iniquity; they walk in His ways.”
I want us to think about the areas of our heart that are not strong in the Lord. What blocks wholeheartedness? What entangles you in your walk?
That is where inner programing comes in. It is God’s word hidden in our heart that keeps us from sin. Verse 15 says, “I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways.”
Let’s take fear. Why do we fear? Often it is because we have taken our eyes off of the Lord, and our circumstances seem overwhelming. We are facing a world wide crises. That can be very fearful. Life as we knew it changed drastically. We don’t know what the future will hold.
Think about it though. We never have known what may happen in the next moment of our lives, but the Lord does. It is prudent at this time to reprogram our hearts. We do this by focusing on verses that assure us of God’s presence. We use them to corral our fear-filled thoughts, stabilizing and grounding them in truth.
The first verse of Fanny Crosby’s hymn is: Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine. O what a foretaste of glory divine. When fear seeps in, boldly say: I will trust in You! That is our statement of faith. We are acknowledging that the Lord is Faithful and Trustworthy. Psalm 56:3 says, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” The ‘I will’ is the catalyst to inner programming.

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