What is the fabric or your heart? Fabric material has a warp and a weft. The threads run lengthwise in the warp. The threads run across in the weft. They are tightly woven to hold the material together.
Our thoughts are intricately woven through what we have experienced. Our heart is our belief center. Picture these words as threads in a tapestry. Experiences. Beliefs. Thoughts. Words. Actions. Attitudes. Habits.
Many threads are added into the tapestry of our lives. Some of those threads are hidden emotional pain, offenses, resentments, bitterness, unforgiveness, fears, lies of the enemy, and worries.
Psalm 119:11 says, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” David wrote Psalm 51 after his sin with Bathsheba. Verse 6 says, “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.”
Can the fabric of our heart be changed? Yes! I love 1 Chronicles 28:9 in the Amplified. David was speaking to his son Solomon. It says, “…For the Lord searches all hearts and minds and understands all the wanderings of the thoughts…”
Does your mind ever wander? Do you ever allow your mind to go back into the past and change it through your wishful thinking? Do you plan whole scenes in your mind for your future? A ‘yes’ answer means that we have engaged in futile activity. Those thoughts also added threads.
We are called to holiness. How do we order our thoughts? We do it by bringing God’s word into our heart through memorization and meditation. It isn’t just learning the verses.
It is weaving the threads of truth into the fabric of our heart. It becomes interwoven every time we mull the verse, or parts of the verse, around in our mind.
What we think about affects every aspect of our lives. Psalm 1:3 says, “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.” What is the result?
Verse 4 says, “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, “This 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…” The results are, “…For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
The key for a strong tapestry of truth is actively observing with the intention of doing. Consider that observing is the warp, and doing is the weft. Until God’s word is implanted, according to James 1:21, we will not be freed of the mindsets that keep us bound.
Verse 22 says, “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving ourselves.” Just to read the word, or glance at a verse, does not bring it into our heart.
John 8:32 was the criteria for a true disciple of Jesus. It says, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” This is the power of experiential truth.
It becomes the warp and the weft of our belief system, which brings us into expressing it through our thoughts, words, actions, attitude, and habits. This all translates into holy conduct that exemplifies the Lord.