“Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder.” Deuteronomy 11:18 (The Message Bible)
If my heart were like a whiteboard, I’d mark it with many different erasable colors: green for abundance; yellow when I fear the future; blue to calm my racing mind; red for hot new writing or speaking ideas; brown to explore places to go; and purple to see royalty everyone and everything around me. Because life is not predictable, I can’t write anything on my heart with permanent-ink markers—there are days everything looks black and white with no color between.
God imprints words on my heart in a language I can’t read or erase; however, he leads me to words in the bible written by his messengers, and translated by human beings, so that I can understand what his will is for me. Perhaps instead of trying to tie a copy of the bible on my left hand or scripture on my forehead, I should tie a multicolor ribbon around my pinky finger to remind me to abide in all the colors of my faith journey.
Dear God, when I write or speak, place words on my heart to glorify you. Amen.