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)
That is what I will do. That will change my heart. That will transform my mind. That will help me to know and do your will. That will make me able to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to you. What will do all these things in, for, and through you? Meditating on your word will do all these things in, for and through me. Tell me more about what you have in your heart and on your mind. If I take your word deeply into my heart and mind, I will not be left unchanged. Your word is living and active. Your word is powerful. If I meet with you in your word, you will use it to mold and shape my life. Your Holy Spirit will take it and use it like a sword to fight in me, with me, for me, and through me. Your word will help me to resist temptation and fight against evil. Yes, my word will do all these things in, for, and through you.
I do have more to say. I’m listening. I know that this world would like me to think, and speak, and act according to it’s patterns and practices. If I do nothing, my mind will conform to the world. I will think and speak and act like everyone else in the world. Why is this true? My mind is a battle ground. What will I think? Will I think worldly and sinful thoughts that are displeasing to you or will I think heavenly and godly thoughts that are pleasing to you? I really have only two choices. That is correct. I have made my choice; I will think heavenly and godly thoughts that are pleasing to you. Making that choice alone will not be enough, however. Why is that? It is your word, working powerfully in my heart and mind that will change my heart and transform my mind. So, I have also made the choice to meet with you daily in your word. That is when and where and how, you will help me to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to you. Yes, it is. Keep on coming to me. Keep on drawing near to me. Keep on meeting with me in my word. I will make you able to think and speak and act in ways that are pleasing to me. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I know the world would like me to think, speak, and act according to its patterns, and practices. Which would not be pleasing to you. Use your word to change my heart and transform my mind so I can think, speak, and act in ways that are pleasing to you. Amen
Key Question… What specifically from God’s word has helped you to think, speak, and act in ways that please Him?
Living It Out… Allow your heart to be changed and your mind transformed by God’s word.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that God will use His word to help you to think, speak, and act in ways that please Him.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God has helped you to think and speak in ways that please 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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