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)
There is only one way that will happen. What’s that? There is only one way that my thoughts, words and actions will ever be fully pleasing to you. How is that? For my thoughts or words or actions to be fully pleasing to you, they will have to come from you. Why is that? My heart and mind and life are not naturally in alignment with your thoughts or words or actions. Thoughts or words or actions that are pleasing to you don’t naturally coming spilling out of my life. For that to happen, my life needs a complete overhaul. I need a full restoration. How is that possible? You tell me. No, you tell me. Do you think I know the answer to that question? I know that you know the answer to that question. I need a new heart and mind and life. That is the starting point. Yes, that is the starting point. You are well past the starting point. You asked me into your life long ago. You received my forgiveness and cleansing of your sin long ago. I filled you with my Spirit long ago. I became your Savior and Lord long ago. Yes, you did. I gave you a new heart and mind and life, long ago. Yes, you did.
Well, I don’t always think and speak and act in ways that are fully pleasing to you, of that I am positive. Let me ask you a few questions. I’m listening. When you gave your life to me, I began a good work in you. I began the work of transforming your heart and mind and life, did I not? Yes, you did. When do you think I will finish with my work in you? I think you will be working in and through me until the day I come to meet with you face to face. Yes, I will. What tool will I use to keep on transforming your heart and mind and life? Or, I could say, you mentioned the starting point, what is continuing point? I’m not sure. What do I want you to do? You want me to come to meet with you in your word. You will use your word to keep on transforming my heart and mind and life. You will use your word to help me to think thoughts, speak words and take actions that are fully pleasing to you. Yes, I will. Will you continue to meet with me in my word? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. I will continue to do my good work in you. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, you are my rock and redeemer. I will make your word the meditation of my heart. I will allow your word to transform the thoughts of my mind, words of my mouth and actions of my life. Help me to fully please you with all my thoughts, words and actions. Amen
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