Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 11:18-19 (NIV)
What would your life look like if you fixed it on my word? Fixing my life on your word would make it the priority of my life. I would read your word. I would study your word. I would meditate on your word. I would memorize your word. I would pray your word. I would put your word into practice. I would even teach your word to others. That would be very good.
What would my word do in you if you fixed your heart and mind and life on my word? Fixing myself on your word would change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. I would be able to know your will. I would be able to walk in your ways. I would be able to resist evil. I would be able to stand against temptation. The Holy Spirit would be able to use your word like a sword to fight in me, with me and for me. That would be very good.
How will you make it your practice to fix my word in your heart and mind and life? I will set apart a special time and place to meet with you in your word. I will make it my pattern and practice to meet with you every day in your word. I need your wisdom. I need your guidance. I need you to teach and train me with your word. There is not a day that will go by that I don’t need to hear from you. I will come to sit before you. I will wait in your presence. I will listen to your word. I will hear everything you have to say to me. That will be very good.
What will my word accomplish through your life? I know that apart from you I can do nothing. That is not my hope or dream or desire. Your word will make me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. That is my hope and dream and desire. I want to accomplish your purposes and fulfill your plans. I want to be able to go and do your will. I want to be able bear an abundance of fruit for you. So, I will fix my heart and mind and life on your word. That will be very good.
Lord, I have made your word the priority of my life. My heart and mind and life are fixed on your word. Help me to know and do your will. Use your word to change my heart and transform my mind and guide my life so that I will be able to walk in all your ways. Amen
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