Prayer For The Week if May 2 — Pondering In My HeartOn May 2, 2016 Blog | Prayer Closet 1 Comment Tags: Mothering, Prayer
We have really gotten behind in our prayer posts. We had a good run–about four years of faithful Monday morning prayer posts. And then life really got crazy and we just couldn’t keep up the writing schedule. But, we have missed you all. And so, we are picking up the prayer posts again.
I have several swirling thoughts this morning that all have the same theme, but came from different places. First of all, my kids and I can’t stop singing this song from Rain For Roots:
And that got me really meditating on what thoughts I allow my heart to grow. What grows in the heart, goes to the mouth. What comes out of the mouth, started in the heart.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4:23
Thinking about these things, I remembered that Mary “kept all these things pondering in her heart.” (Luke 2:19)
Being a homemaker can be isolating in some ways. We can be busy, busy, busy all day with kids and housework and gardens. And our hearts and minds can be running in the background while we are unaware. Like a computer that starts to malfunction because of programs running in the background. What’s running in the background can often go unchecked. Unintentionally we can be thinking about things that are going wrong, worries about money or our marriages or how our kids are turning out, discontentment, unforgiveness, grief. All running in the background.
What if we could reprogram our operating systems to run gratefulness, joy, appreciation, shalom in the background. Can we rewire ourselves to think on things that are lovely and pure and holy and praiseworthy?
It is my prayer today that I can. Jesus, change our hearts to bear good fruit.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8