May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
What words are you allowing your heart to think? What words are you allowing your mouth to speak? Do you think that the thoughts you think and the words you speak are pleasing to me? I know that my thoughts and words fall far short of what is pleasing to you. I feel powerless to change my thoughts and words so that they are pleasing to you. That is a good thought. That thought pleases me. How does my thought please you? You know that you cannot think thoughts and speak words that are pleasing to me without my help. You are powerless to change your thoughts and words without my help. Where does that leave me? That leaves you needing my help.
How will you help me to think thoughts and speak words that are pleasing to you? That is a very good and important question. I have one tool and one way that I will change the thoughts you think and the words you speak. You have my full attention. I’m listening very carefully to all that you want to say to me. That’s good. Hear me clearly say this to you, my word will change the thoughts that you think and the words that you speak. How so? My Holy Spirit will use my word to change your heart and transform your mind. My word will help you to think my thoughts and speak my words. I’m not sure that I understand. My word is like a sword in the Holy Spirit’s hand. The sword of my Holy Spirit will fight in you, with you and for you. Then I will not be powerless in the battle over the thoughts of heart and the words of my mouth. No, you will not be powerless in the battle over the thoughts of your heart and the words of your mouth because you will not be fighting alone. I like that.
I want you to notice one more important point. What’s that? You are in the battle. You are in the fight. What does that mean? You must engage in the battle over the thoughts of your heart and the words of your mouth. How do I do that? I have told you that my Holy Spirit will take my word and use it to fight in you, with you and for you. Yes, I heard you say that. I will ask you a question. Go ahead, I’m listening. How will you place my word in the hand of my Holy Spirit so He has a sword to fight in you, with you and for you? I think I understand. If I don’t know your word, the Holy Spirit will have no sword in His hand for me. In order to place the sword of the word in the Holy Spirit’s hand I need to know your word. I need to meet with you in your word. I need to meditate to on your word. I need to let your word dwell in me richly. Will you meet with me in my word? Will you meditate on my word? Will you let my word dwell in you richly? Yes, Lord, I will. That will be very good.
Lord, as I meet with you in your word I ask you to change my heart and thoughts and words. I trust you because you are my rock and redeemer. Thank you for making my heart and life new so that I can think thoughts and speak words that are pleasing to you. Amen
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