Follow your head
“Follow your heart!” We hear that a lot. I’m sure it’s well-intentioned. Our instincts and feelings are important. But our hearts can often lead us astray since (a) we are sinful by nature and (b) our hearts are heavily influenced by the non-stop negativity around us.
Wouldn’t it be better to “follow your head” when intentionally fixed on the goodness of God?
Psalm 103 is a corrective to our skittishness, negative self-talk, and forgetfulness about God. It was crafted to help us remember well and to think clearly. Hymn-writer Isaac Watts asks: “Why should the wonders he hath wrought / Be lost in silence and forgot.” Good question!
This sermon explores Psalm 103 line-by-line, invites you follow your head (insofar as it is centred on God’s promises), and asks how you might “bend the knee to the Lord” with all that is within you.