My wife and I have the same Android smart phones. One of the features of our keypads is something called Swype. Instead of pressing each letter on the keypad while preparing a text or email message, we just use our finger to swipe or slide from one letter to the next. All of you android users know what I’m talking about. Well, many times, Swype doesn’t “read” the way my mind is thinking and my finger is suppose to be moving. Therefore, I have to be careful as to what my non-Christian phone dictionary thinks I’ve swiped. For instance, instead of my return text reading, “I’ll be praying for you,” it reads “I’ll be pursuing you.” Now, that is not what you want to say to a female church member who just sent you a prayer request!! When I want to use the name “God” it puts up the word “good.” My smart phone is not smart when it comes to spiritual things or applications.
Swype on my smart phone is much like my everyday thought life. There is much information in my mind that I have accumulated over these past 55 years. As I respond to life situations or think through a scenario in my mind, what comes up as I swipe through my thoughts? Is my response biblical or self-centered? As I swipe through my thoughts, does it give me a passage of scripture or one of my humanistic viewpoints?
So that I can receive the proper message when I swipe, I need to slow down and spend time in God’s Word receiving His message and meditating on His thoughts. Psalm 94:19 says, “In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.” As you Swype through your mind today, will God’s thoughts delight your soul? Will they guide your steps? Will they give you the “proper word” on life?