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)
Heart And Mind
Do you want the words of your mouth and the meditation of your heart to be pleasing to me? Do you want to think and speak, and act like me? Do you want to follow my example and live a life that will shine brightly for me in the darkness of this world? Do you want others to be drawn to me because they see my life being lived out in and through you? Yes, without any doubt, I want to live this kind of life. How can I have thoughts in my heart and on my mind that are pleasing to you? How can I learn to think and speak and act like you? How can I follow your example? Those are all very good questions. You have had quite a struggle with your thoughts and words and actions. That is true. You have wondered how it would ever be possible to have the meditation of your heart and the words of your mouth be pleasing to me. At times, you have thought that you have very little control over what you think and say and do. That’s true. That has been my thinking. Well, that is only partially true. How so? With your own efforts, under your own power, you will be unable to think and speak and act in ways that please me. But you are not under your own power. I am your redeemer. I am your rock. You’re your fortress. I am your deliverer. I have broken the power of sin and darkness and evil over your life. I have given you my word that is living and active and powerful. You can take my word deep into your heart and mind and life. My word will change your heart. My word will transform your mind. My word will mold and shape you. My word will guard and guide you. My Holy Spirit will take my word and use it like a sword to fight in you, with you, and for you. My word will replace your old thoughts and words. My word will help you to think my thoughts. My word will you to speak my words. My word will help you to know and do my will. Will you take my word deeply into your heart and mind? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good. Then the words of your mouth and the meditation of your heart will truly be pleasing to me. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I know there is a battle going on in my heart and mind. Without your help, I will lose this battle. Help me. You are my rock and redeemer. Use your word to change my heart and transform my mind so I can think and speak and act in ways that please you. Amen
Key Question… How are you allowing God to use His word to change your heart and transform your mind?
Living It Out… Allow God to use His word to change your heart and transform your mind so your thoughts and words will please Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will use His word to change your heart, transform your mind, and guide your life.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God is making your thoughts and words pleasing to Him.
Prayer To Bless Others… May the meditation of your heart and the words of your mouth be pleasing to the Lord.
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