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His word is my mantra

By Jan Davis
Special to The PREVIEW

My mantra.

Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”

A commercial on television refers to “your mantra.”

“Mantra” means: a holy word used in meditation, or an often-repeated expression or idea. It could be a favorite song or a phrase we use to describe our beliefs and emotions. “It is what it is,” “What goes around comes around” or just simply, “That’s life.”

These phrases leave God out of the equation and out of our response. We are told to meditate or think on His Word, hide it in our hearts and live it. It should be our confession when we wake up in the morning, our constant companion throughout the day, and the last thing we meditate upon before we go to sleep, as it brings peace to our minds and strength to our spirits. His Word guards our thoughts from evil, our mind from confusion, and tears down the veil of deception bringing truth into light.

As we go through life our “mantra” may change, but His word will remain true through every season.

In one season it may be, “my God shall supply all my needs” or “I am blessed and highly favored.”

Another time it may be, “by His stripes I am healed” or “all is well with my soul.”

And yet at a different time it may simply be, “God is good” or “He is faithful.”

We live out our confession as we believe His Word, confess it and then apply it to our daily lives.  We should choose our words wisely, so that “our Mantra” brings glory and honor to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

I love you, but Jesus loves you more.

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This story was posted on November 7, 2013.