Full Assurance In The Heart – Day 23May 10, 2011
While learning the skill of hearing God’s voice, I discovered an interesting biological truth about the brain. The left side of our brain is where our analytical abilities process information and the right side of our brain is where our intuitive and creative processes flow from.
If I was going to be able to hear God’s voice with greater clarity, I was going to have to learn to tune to creative flow, where intuition births its voice. So many of us live in the analytical or left side of our brain, where reason processes information. It’s where all of our “yeah, butts” live. It’s where my “worries” gain strength and creates a stronghold in my mind.
While preparing yesterday’s devotion, I was drawn to the fact that when David made a decision to trust God as his strength, this decision impacted his heart and the evidence of its impact is that David began to sing. I also discovered that there were others in the Bible, such as Moses, and Isaiah who in their decision to trust, sang to the Lord.
The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. This is my God, and I will praise him— my father’s God, and I will exalt him!
2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for Jehovah, even Jehovah, is my strength and song; and he is become my salvation.
So, what is the correlation between singing and trusting God?
Then I remembered an important fact. When you sing you are in your “right mind”! Singing is birthed in the intuitive place of our brain, where we visualize. That picture has a great ability to anchor us and impact us.
When David, Moses and Isaiah made a decision to trust God, they also had made a decision to move out of the analytical place of reason that would question the integrity of God’s word to them, and they simply trusted God for who He is. In that place of trust, they began to sing and as they sung to the Lord, their hearts were strengthened in the truth that God is faithful and God is true and God cannot lie. This exercise of singing moved them from reason to faith.
As you forge ahead your heart will be strengthened when you make a decision to get in your “right mind.” Begin to sing of the goodness of God. It will move you out of fearful reasoning and bring peace to your soul. Your song has the creative power that releases your faith in God; this creative power causes your faith to become the substance that changes the world around you.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.
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