Oh what a morning! I woke up with a nagging thought, that I knew I needed to let go of, and then I came to this Scripture: “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for He founded it on the seas and established it on the waters. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in His holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.” (Ps 24:1-4)
I prayed the prayer near the end of yesterday’s post: Lord, I know that I don’t think very clearly, and I don’t often have the right answer. Lord, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.” (Ps. 139:23-24)
The thoughts I was having upon waking needed to be taken into obedience to Christ. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:5) And I needed to do that because “For none of us lives for ourselves alone…we belong to the Lord” (Rom. 14:7-8).
And then I left my thoughts at the foot of the cross: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28) When I laid it at the cross I asked the Lord to “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” (Ps. 51:10). He burdened my heart to let go of my anxious thoughts so that He could “lead me in the everlasting way”. What an amazing peace that came over me in that moment. What do you need to lay at the cross of Jesus today?