27Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I meditate on and talk of Your wondrous works. Psalm 119:27
If we are going to get the all of the things out of our lives that hinder us from being all that God has for us –then we’ve got to renew our minds and watch our tongues. This is definitely an area that is discussed in churches often and I’m just convinced that we’ll never stop discussing it. These are two areas that most Christians battle with on an ongoing basis: our minds and our tongue. The Psalmist asked God to make Him understand his ways – He probably knew that his mind had a tendency to stay unfocused, to wander, to play tricks on him – so he wanted God to make him understand. Lord, I really can’t even do it unless you make me – my mind is so messed up – If I don’t renew it constantly, daily, I’m liable to go wild with my thoughts and imaginations. So, I need you to make me understand so that I can meditate and talk about your wondrous works. I don’t want to be preoccupied by what I think – my thinking can be wrong – I don’t want the words out of my mouth to be contrary to your word – I can say some raunchy stuff – so God, make me understand, so that I can meditate and talk about your wondrous works – not about what’s going on with somebody else, not about my opinions, my feelings, but the things that you would have me say that can give glory and honor to you.
So, the first offense in the battle against the mind and the tongue is to recognize that meditation on God’s works and the constant digestion of His Word are key to giving us victory in these two areas. I challenge you today to make a request to the Lord to make you understand His ways so that you can meditate on Him, who He is and what He’s done thus guarding your mind and your tongue from destruction!
c/Candie A. Price