The mind matters, and it is filled with words.
Week Three | WORDS
If the day has you flustered and scrambling already, take a minute and listen to the words of this song. Let it settle your heart. Then, dive in. https://youtu.be/ZC9yJEkZsNI
Happy Monday, Beautiful One!🌻
Can I just say as we start week 3 of our challenge, God is SO good. SO GOOD.
[I should add that this felt like a blog, so it's coming to all of you and not just our challenge group.]
Anyway, when God started guiding me through our 90-day challenge on mind, body, and spirit, He gave me the word "word" for this week. Think "Word of the year."
I made some notes and agreed "word" would be our topic for week three, but last week I got so excited reading Atomic Habits that I decided to change course a bit, focusing on how habits can be formed negatively or positively by our thoughts.
This morning, God said "no" to habits and took me straight back to WORDS. (😁Insert a big smiley face.)
Habits and our brains will be next week (see my P.S.)
This week, we're all about words.
I think words are a big deal to God.
Not only is His story spoken to us through words, as in book form, but several verses also remind us of the importance of words.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1) While a bit confusing at first glance, it makes more sense when we realize Jesus used words to tell us who God was. To teach us about the Kingdom of God. He was God's messenger sent to reveal Himself as God and then, of course, to save us.
The second verse that came to mind was, "I testify to everyone who hears the words of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share of the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are written about in this book." (Revelation 22:18-19)
Both are profound to me.
I remember reading the second verse right after I began leading a group of teenage girls in youth group at Bent Tree years ago. I was terrified to lead but knew God was placing me there for a reason (foreshadowing - it was right before Journey to Dream was born.)
I didn't grow up memorizing or studying scripture. Because of that, I knew at least half of the girls in my group would know much more about the Bible than I did. If not all of them.
As I read Revelation 22:18-19, I remember praying that God would help me stay true to His word when I was speaking or teaching. Still to this day, I fear misinterpreting or claiming the Bible says something that it doesn't.