So who are you, and what are you thinking?
Whatever you think in your heart is who you really are. That’s why the brain in the heart, along with the brain in the head, needs a continual spiritual Roto-Rooter—an eighteen-inch brain wash from top to bottom and from bottom to top!
The Bible says in Colossians 3:16,
“Let the Word of Christ . . . have the run of the house” (The Message).
Yes, God’s Word should be running rampant throughout all the cracks and crevices of our “house,” which is our inner man. I should in no way, shape, or form be running the Word of Christ out of my house! It would literally make a world of a difference if we would just allow the water of God’s Word to penetrate and thoroughly renovate those hard places until we say with faith,
“Yes, absolutely, no doubt about it, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength—all because I’m in Christ and He’s in me!”
Just as when waves continually dash against the rocks and they smooth all the rough edges, so you must flood the brain in your head and the brain in your heart with the promises of God until there is a complete and utter breakthrough. You must meditate on God’s crystallized, perfect, pure Word.
Oh, may the meditations of my heart be pleasing to Him. (See Psalm 19:14.)
As we continually meditate on Him, His thoughts will transform our thoughts, producing right thinking within us.
His Word, which is basically His thoughts on paper, must win this tug-of-war and bring down the proponent of oppositional thinking. The Word, which has the strength of a hammer, must continually dash against the rocky places, washing away all the weeds, boulders, and thorny places, crushing the way the brains in our hearts are used to thinking.
As God’s Word continually soaks us, it will soften us, making supple and pliable all those rock-hard, resistant places. Then the Lord will be able to write on the tablets of our heart what He truly thinks about us. We must ask God for the grace to hold on to the promises and stand our ground so as not to allow a backup or a leak.
How about you?
What things have crippled you?
What things from the past are still present with you?
What would cause you not to see God’s plan for your life?
In Ephesians 1:18 the apostle Paul prayed this profound prayer of revelation:
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you” (emphasis added).
Wow! Your heart not only has a brain, but it also has eyes—eyes that need to be enlightened so that you will be able to see the hope to which you were called.
It’s not enough for our natural eyes to be opened.
The “eyes” of our hearts must be opened!
We must pray, “Open the eyes of my heart, Lord. I need to see You!”
It’s imperative that the eyes of our hearts see Him high and lifted up!
Holy Spirit, please open the eyes of my heart so that I would truly gain understanding and a new depth of insight to know who You are and who I am in You. Clean my heart with Your Word, from all those negative opinions that I’ve allowed to define me. Cause me to allow Your Word to have the run of my house. I thank You that You chose me to succeed from the foundations of the earth. Thank You that I am truly able to love You because You loved me first. Thank You that I am already on the road to victory because of the power that lives in me. In Jesus’s name, amen.
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Elga Owens says
Your book has been soul food to my heart. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and insight. This book is truly anointed to reach and teach.