PROVERBS 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death”
Instead of feeling and thinking, we should be listening and learning. Ideas generated from the inside are always inferior to those found in the Bible, which are from GOD’s heart and mind. You can actually hear a person’s deceitful and desperately wicked heart when they say things like, “I have a peace about it,” or, “I think that way is wrong,” or, “I don’t feel that such is right,” or, “My heart tells me that you are wrong.” Can we truthfully trust our instincts?
-Safety is only by mistrusting your heart; obeying your teachers, parents, and counselors; bringing every thought into captive obedience to Scripture; and keeping your heart there with all diligence (Pr 4:23; 2 Corinthians 10:4-6). We must ever be careful not to let our mind think outside the Word of GOD (Ps 119:128). Which means we must learn it, and learn it well (Ps 119:11).
Do not ever allow the profane thought that we can get away with disobeying His Word (Deut. 29:18-20). Be very careful that our thoughts and deeds do not lead us to death, but to the eternal paths toward the heart of GOD and our eternal home.
Dear LORD, I don't know who or what will cross my path today. But I do know that You are my Rock and my Fortress. You are my Shield and my Strong Tower. Help me to anchor myself to You today. Teach me how to stand strong in You and choose only Your way today. Help me walk by Your truth and not my feelings. Help me to embrace anything that comes my way as an opportunity to see You at work and as an opportunity to point others to You. Thank You that You love me and nothing can ever take that away from me! Even if I fail today and fall short, You whisper Your unconditional love deep into my soul and remind me that Your mercies are new every morning. That truly amazes me, LORD. Thank You for meeting with me today. Would You quicken my thoughts daily to remain focused on your will and purpose for my life? I pray this in the Glorious Name of JESUS.
Praying For You,
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie