Do you honor the Lord with the things that you say…even when you aren’t in a Christian setting? Do you meditate on things that would please him?
I grew up in the church. When I was a college student, I worked as a youth director in a local church. Each Sunday, the pastor would stand to preach and he would pray the words of Psalm 19:14. It never crossed my mind he was praying scripture, although if I would have given it any thought, I would have realized it.
I came across the verse last night as I was reading my Bible before bed. It was penned by King David. He is talking about the greatness of God and how it is revealed in nature and in the Word and then he closes the psalm with this verse.
Psalm 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
After reflecting on how amazing our God is, King David called out to Him stating his desire was to honor God with his words and his thought processes. David knew whatever one held in their heart would eventually find its way out through the mouth.
Things don’t just appear in our heart for us to think about. They are related to the relationships we’re involved in, the material we are reading, the things we view, and the situations we find ourselves in each day. We have control over most of these things; therefore, we have control over what is planted in our hearts to meditate on day and night.
Have you ever watched a movie before bed and find yourself thinking about it when you fall asleep and then even dreaming about it at night? I have. I have learned I need to be careful with the things I allow my eyes to see because they impact my thoughts and in some cases, my dreams.
Be wise to one of the ways the enemy tries to work in our lives. If he can plant negative or inappropriate thoughts in our mind, he can take us places we don’t want to go. Ask the Lord to help you with your words and your thoughts. He is faithful.