It truly is that simple. How often do we find ourselves wrestling with God's will over a matter, when in reality we just need to search the Scriptures until our mind is renewed on the subject? Where else will we find the answers we seek? The Bible is not only our manual for renewing our mind but also for enabling us to speak in the language of God, drawing from the reservoir of His teachings. Our mistake comes when we allow ourselves to begin reasoning and rationalizing based on human emotions and experiences, which is nothing more than reverting to that "first language" we spoke before we met Christ. How much better to yield our thoughts and feelings to the One whose counsel is ever wise and absolutely perfect! How much more productive to immerse ourselves in the Scriptures that will ultimately renew our minds and replace the language of the world with the thoughts and words of heaven!

I never truly became fluent in Spanish, and I can scarcely understand or remember even a few words in German, but I continue to study the Scriptures, which are ultimately intended by God to become not only our first language, but our only language. And when we reach the end of our earthly sojourn and finally hear God say, "Well done, good and faithful servant," we will at last be speaking the same heavenly language as our Father—once and for all.

Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com; http://kathieasywritermacias.blogspot.com) is a radio host and an award-winning author of more than 30 books, including the popular Extreme Devotion series from New Hope Publishers and Valeria's Cross from Abingdon Press.

Publication date: August 27, 2010