July 6, 2022

Paulina De La Fuente
“Sacrifice and offering you did not desire— but my ears you have opened— burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. Then I said, “Here I am, I have come— it is written about me in the scroll. I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, Lord, as you know. I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly.”
Psalm 40:6-10

Personally, I tend to be naturally introspective. When I go to reflect on God’s Word, I always start inward and try to dive into the condition of my heart and mind. That being said, the second half of these verses stopped me in my tracks. “Your law is within my heart” and “I do not hide your righteousness in my heart” both prove to be possible and co-existing here. On the one hand, it’s not only what we do for God that He desires, but it’s our belief and the position of our hearts working in unison together with our obedience.

On the other hand, our belief and obedience working in tandem lead to an overflowing life — lips that pour out all He has done, hearts that expose all He has transformed, speech that witnesses to His faithfulness. Those are the things that we should be quick to overflow into the lives of those around us. In Luke 6:45, Jesus Himself reminds us that “the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” What do my words say about my heart? How does my speech point to what’s going on internally? Am I concealing the ways that God is at work in my life? Forgetting how His love and faithfulness remain even through difficult seasons? Remind us of this truth today, Lord. Even as we wait on you to come through in different areas, we have already seen your saving acts in and among us. Fill us up so that we may overflow in both our speech and actions, proclaiming who You are and all that You have done for us.