Meditation of the heart
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Our thoughts are a topic that God has spent decades teaching me (and still is)...because I needed some deep cleaning and a major change in my thought life. God was directing me to get brutally honest about my real motives. I was deceived into thinking I had good motives in many aspects of my life, but God was so gentle and gracious to show me how void of love I was in my thought life and motives. Anyone can learn to adapt behaviors to suit certain situations and moments, but real change comes when we learn to love in our thoughts and in our motives. Then, our words and behaviors won't need any effort on our part as when our heart is pure and filled with the love of God, it automatically flows out of us.
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PSALM 19:14 [ESV] Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight,O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
ECCLESIASTES 5:2,3 “Do not be rash with your mouth, and let not your heart utter anything hastily before God…let your words be few…A fool’s voice is known by his many words.
PSALM 51:6 [TPT] I know that you delight to set your truth deep in my spirit. So come into the hidden places of my heart and teach me wisdom.
PROVERBS 17:3 In the same way that golden silver are refined by fire, the Lord purifies your heart by the tests and trials of life. [TPT]
PSALM 51:6 Thou dost desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part Thou wilt make me know wisdom.
PSALM 51:10 [TPT] Create a new, clean heart within me. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please You.
PSALM 51:15-17 [TPT] Lord God, unlock my heart, unlock my lips, and I will overcome with my joyous praise! For the source of your pleasure is found in the sacrifice of my shattered heart before you. You will not despise my tenderness as I humbly bow down at your feet.
PSALM 139:1-4 O Lord, Thou has searched me and known me…Thou does understand my thought from afar. Thou does scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behold, O Lord, Thou does know it all.
ROMANS 8:27 God, the searcher of the heart, knows fully our longing, yet He also understands the desire of the Spirit, because the Holy Spirit passionately pleads before God for us, His holy ones, in perfect harmony with God’s plan and our destiny!
ROMANS 2:16 [TPT] So this judgment will be revealed on the day when God, through Jesus the Messiah, judges the hidden secrets of people’s hearts.
COLOSSIANS 3:1-2 [ESV] If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.