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)
Pleasing To You
That is what I want. That is how I want to live my life. That is the way that I want to think and speak and act. What do you want? How do you want to live your life? How do you want to think and speak and act? I want to think and speak and act in ways that please you. I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. I want to know and do your will. I want to think your thoughts. I want to speak your words. I want to take your actions. You have chosen a very good goal. You have a very good desire in you. What is your plan? How will you be able to live this kind of life? That is a very good question. I know one thing for certain. What’s that? I will never be able to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to you without your help. My own efforts will result in dismal failure. Only you can make me able to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to you. That is true. How do you plan on relying on my help? I will turn my life over to you. You are in charge. You are my rock and my redeemer. You are my Savior and Lord. You have broken the power of sin over my life. I no longer need to think and speak and act in worldly ways. I am now dead to sin, the world and all its evil. You have made me alive to you. I have turned away from the world. I have turned toward you so I can love and follow and serve you. I will keep fleeing evil as I pursue you. I will draw near to you. I will enter your presence. I will meet with you in your word. I meditate on your word day and night. Your word will always be before me. I know that you will use your word to change my heart, transform my mind, and guide my life. Yes, I will. You will use your word to help me to think your thoughts. You will use your word to help me to speak your words. You will use your word to help me to take your actions. Yes, I will. You have given me a completely new life to live. You are making my thoughts and words and actions pleasing to you. Yes, I am. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I want all my thoughts and words and actions to be pleasing to you. I know that my mind is the battleground over how I will think and speak and act. I will meditate on your word. Use your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. Amen
Key Question… How is meditating on God’s word helping you to think, speak, and act in ways that please Him?
Living It Out… Meditate on God’s word so that your thoughts and words actions will be pleasing to Him.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will make your thoughts, words, and actions pleasing to Him as you meditate on His word.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how you are making it your practice to meditate on God’s word.
Prayer To Bless Others… May your thoughts and words be pleasing to the Lord.
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