The Implanted Word Part Two
The word ’embedded’ floods my mind with two childhood memories. My friend’s father had a big motorcycle. He laid it over one time in a gravel patch. He had pieces of gravel embedded in his forehead, arms, and legs. Another was a car accident. The man was thrown from his car and his legs were embedded in the soft dirt.
Our hearts are creatively designed for God’s word to be embedded into the fabric of our thought processes. Here is one verse. Matthew 5:8 says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” When that verse is embedded, it will be like an alerting sentinel each time a fiery dart of impurity is sent.
The embedded word is like a governor. In my school years, school buses had a governor. It could not go over 45 mph. How many verses have you embedded that govern your thoughts and actions?
Action plan: think of your areas of weakness, ingrained bad habits, not Christ-like behavior, or destructive thought patterns. Take the word that addresses that issue. Embed it through memorizing the verses and meditating on them. Once they become part of your thought processes, they will enable you to overcome. Why? Faith comes by hearing the word. All temptations to evil are an attack against our faith.
1 John 5:4 says, “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.”