A person may think their own ways are right,
but the Lord weighs the heart.
Our thoughts – our constant companions.
Each wondering, each figuring, each wayward idea weighs us down or lifts us to new imagined heights.
All logic, reasoning and knowledge pushes us to choices and actions.
And every. single. thought.
we weigh on a scale of what we deem is right…
But God weighs our hearts.
I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking, rethinking, analyzing and evaluating…
all my thoughts leading me to decisions and actions for my next thought, my next choice, my next action (or lack thereof.)
But God weighs the heart
so I have wonder:
How do my thoughts measure up on His scale?
Weighted against the balance of Truth, how does my vain reasoning and futile arguments compare
to the substance of a life surrendered?
Can I replace my fattened thoughts with the strong and lean beauty
of faith, love, peace
… of repentance?
In the calm of this summer morning
when thoughts are silenced and I hold my breath to listen
In this quiet place, I have to wonder…
how much does my heart weigh?
Lord, you have given us yourself – every part of you. So let your heart by ours.
Not just in word, but by your Word – in love lived out, by lives poured out.
Because your word is alive and active — sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating even to the dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. But our thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are our ways your ways. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are your ways higher than ours, and your thoughts higher than ours. And yet, you’ve given us the mind of Christ. So Search us, God, and know our hearts; test us and know our anxious thoughts, and replace our thoughts with yours. How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts and How precious to us they are. How vast is the sum of them! Therefore, we will fix our thoughts on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. So help us Lord. Help us “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God” Help us take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. Help us keep our minds stayed on you as we train our thoughts on whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—Lord, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy help us think about such things”… that our hearts may be overwhelmingly weighed down in love for you, and for those you gave your life for.
He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth— the Lord God Almighty is his name.