With my earphones all tucked in my ears, I was running on my elliptical the other day, and as I ran, something came to my mind…..
When I workout I have to have music, no doubt about it! I am a very music motivated person, and I feel like I have to have music playing no matter what I’m doing, but a workout without music would be like a day with no sunshine in my heart! I have changed even my workout music to my worship music, talking about motivation to run because when I worship, I get excited!! My elliptical has an MP3 hookup with speakers, and I thought just for a moment about taking the earphones out and hooking it up there so I could be more “free” from all the wires, and I decided not to because when I didn’t have my earphones in, I could hear the sound of the elliptical. No big deal right, except for when I hear that sound it instantly reminds me that I’m not just worshipping but exercising! Total mind freak out here! Then it hit me…
It hit me that what bothered me most about that was the fact that I could hear “the noise” rather than my worship music, and it somehow changes the whole outlook on my workout, and seemed to change my desire to workout! I paused for just a moment while these thoughts went a little deeper into my heart, and all at once it was like a fresh breeze of air just blew right into my soul!
When we have God’s word in our heart, it always makes its way into our ears because it becomes what we hear over everything. When we don’t dig into his word and hide it in our heart we are taking the earplugs out, and what we begin to hear more is noise, the noise of the world, and the noise of the lies of the enemy. Hiding God’s word in our heart keeps us more connected to Him, and when we’re more connected to Him we are actually more free than if we go “wireless” because we hear His voice over all others and He truly sets us free!
Gods word is full of truths, truths that change our whole outlook on life, on our trials, every storm we face, and any circumstance that comes our way! Keeping connected to Him through His word changes our desires in life. We find ourselves wanting more of God and less of the world, more of what He has to offer, and less of the empty promises of the world! We’re not just living life when we keep God’s word closely treasured in our hearts, we begin to live a life of worship, continual worship! Let the light of His word remind you daily that you’re not just doing life, but living a life for Him, a life of never ending worship!
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you” Psalm 119:11