“Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,”
– Psalm 16:9 (NIV)
Daily Meditation: Psalm 16, Joshua 1:6-9
Sometimes I know something in my head, but I don’t yet believe it in my heart. You, too? It’s funny, but it can take years for head revelation to take root in my heart.
Like David, “my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices” when my head and my heart are working in tandem. When this synchronization is happening consistently, our bodies “also will rest secure.”
To bring our heart to the place where it rests secure, God’s word needs to soak through us from our head to our heart. That sounds pretty simple and straightforward, but at times it seems to happen SO slowly! How do we help this process along? I find that the transition occurs in prayer. When I lay my heart before God in times of prayer, he brings me gladness, rejoicing, and security.
And when I’m on my knees, opening my mind and my heart to hear his voice, somehow he brings revelation, peace, and all things good. My job is to let his word soak in, spend time with him in prayer, and let his Spirit do the rest. Meditating on his word day and night will bring peace.
Whatever you are seeking to know in your heart will become clearer as you spend time soaking in his presence.
“Keep your head and heart going in the right direction,
and you won’t have to worry about your feet.”
– Author Unknown
Be fearless: I feel like I have so much to learn from God. I know growing in him is a process, but I am hungry for more. I need him so much! The closer we are to God, the more soaking takes place, so let’s go ahead and scoot over even closer to him.
Let’s let 2019 be the year we grow closer to the Lord and become the fearless, strong, and faithful woman we are meant to be in Him! In Be Fearless, Julie Clinton provides a scripturally-sound guide for finding freedom, purpose, joy… and fearlessness. Be Fearless is now available in our store! https://www.aacc.net/product/be-fearless/ Consider working through Be Fearless with another extraordinary woman or group this year.
Julie Clinton, MAd, MBA, is president of Extraordinary Women and host of EWomen conferences all across America. She is the author of several books including A Woman’s Path to Emotional Freedom, 10 Things You Aren’t Telling Him, and Extraordinary Women. She is passionate about seeing women live out their dreams by finding their freedom in Christ. Julie and her husband, Tim, live in Virginia with their children, Megan and Zach.