Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 (KJV)
Let us purpose to have the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart be in agreement with what God has said about us in His Word. As we mediate the Word and speak the Word daily, we establish it in our hearts. This makes us receptive to seeing it come to pass in our lives.
For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Isaiah 54:10 (KJV)
No mistake or shortcoming on our part can remove us from God’s covenant of peace. Knowing this frees us from the condemnation that came with the law, and it reminds us that the foundation for our right standing is never our own performance but the finished works of Jesus Christ. This enables us to grow in our walk with the Lord, and to always become more fully who He has created us to be.
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
John 17:3 (KJV)
We taste and enjoy the fulfillment, blessings and benefits of eternal life through having an intimate heart-knowledge of God which comes through receiving Jesus into our hearts. Eternal life can start right here and right now, and it includes being healed, redeemed and delivered from the darkness of the world.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
There is a supernatural peace available to every Believer. Rather than allowing care, worry and concern into our hearts, let us take all our needs and requests to God in simple and sincere prayer, thankful that what we need has already been made available. As we do, His peace will guard our hearts and minds, filling us with the confident assurance that all is well.
Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
1 John 4:13 (KJV)
God has joined us to Himself through His Spirit that dwells on the inside of every Believer. Now the Holy Spirit in us will teach us and guide us through the Word of God. He will make the truths of the Word real to our hearts and enable us to walk more fully in who God has called us to be.
And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Acts 20:32 (KJV)
Grace always builds us up. Religion tends to be about what we must do in order to earn favor with God, whereas grace is all about what Jesus has already done for us. Each day our practice therefore must be to remind ourselves and to thank God that He has already made available what we need. As we remember our identity in Christ—that we were made righteous in Him—we open ourselves to receiving the inheritance grace has already provided.
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
Proverbs 4:4 (KJV)
The Word of God is our guide for successful and victorious living. As we retain the Word in our hearts, consistently acting on it in faith, we will see the life God intends for us, experiencing His goodness and favor in every arena of life.
Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
Galatians 3:24 (KJV)
The purpose of the law of Moses was to show us that through our performance we could never come into right standing with God. The law therefore was our schoolmaster to bring us to an end of ourselves and to Christ. Now we are made one hundred percent righteous in the eyes of God—not through anything we have done or could ever do—but simply by receiving Jesus as our righteousness. This releases us from the burden of performance-based thinking and into the joy and peace that comes with living as the sons and daughters of the Most High God.