“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.” The inner focus of our minds and hearts affects our words and actions. One of GOD’s greatest gifts to us is that He has spoken, He continues to speak, and we can expect abundant life in CHRIST when we immerse ourselves in paying attention to His Words. Our Bible verse above implies that our inner heart condition and outward spoken words can bring joy to GOD’s heart!
We need the SPIRIT’s help if we are going to orient our words and meditations around Scripture. With the LORD JESUS as our redeemer, our sanctifier, and our sure foundation, we can be changed and transformed. We can be empowered to attentively listen to GOD’s Word, digest it in our minds and hearts, and speak words that bring Him joy. —What is GOD telling you through His Word today? Is there a recurring thought you have about yourself, someone else, or something in your life that you know is not in accordance with His Word? —Ask the LORD to reveal a truth in Scripture that applies to your situation and meditate on the Word He gives you. —When you pay attention and humbly respond to Him, you can expect the LORD to bless and enrich you.
FATHER GOD, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning, grant us spiritual ears to hear them, meditate on them, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may fully embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life.
May our spoken words be found acceptable and pleasing to You,
in the precious Name of JESUS,
Pastor Wally & Sister Mattie