“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.”
I have known this verse since I was a little girl. In fact, it was a Sunday School song.
As I got older, I never really cared for this verse. It seemed like an unreasonable goal. As if we are expected to be flawless; every thought and word must be perfect because God is judging each one.
But today, I read this verse much differently.
Let’s read it again.
I have a few readers who know me in the real world, but most of you only know my words. Of course I put the best stuff out there for you. You don’t see how I interact with coworkers or family.
Here’s the thing. I don’t want my online testimony to be any different from how the waking world sees me. I want them both to be real. I think this means that the words I speak and my thoughts (which create my actions), are the same. I don’t want to write pretty words to you and think hateful things about my neighbor.
I realize this sounds personal and all about me, but this is a sound idea for us all to meditate on.
Let it soak into your spirit.
Would the people you work with every day, be surprised to find out that you believe in a higher power?
Do you post spiritual memes on facebook and think you are somehow more important than the janitor in your office?
How many words do I speak every day that tear down God’s children? What things do I let my heart meditate on? Anger? Stress? Fear?
One more time.
We don’t have to be perfect. We are already acceptable in the sight of God because he Loves us. He sees our hearts. David wrote those words in Psalms, not because he was striving for God’s acceptance, but because he was humble and desired to be closer to God. He wanted everything he said, did, or thought to demonstrate the Love of God.
We, on the other hand, (myself included), spend more time putting on our makeup than we do adjusting the meditations of our hearts. Then we wonder why our days are so hard and drama seems to follow us around.
Today, I suggest that we make a little shift in focus. How might my life improve if I paid a bit more attention to how I think and what I say?
Help me to be conscious of the words that I speak and write. May they be real.
May they reflect the meditations of my heart.
Help me to remember that my heart is touched by your Love. And that Love is healing for my soul, my mind, and my relationships.
Help me to remember that only through you, might I be able to help someone else.
I pray that I will walk out into the world today and allow the light of your Love to shine through me.
My words may not always be eloquent, but they should be real.
Remind my ego that you are all I need. I don’t need to be the most important person. I don’t need to prove I am right.
I only need you.
With your Love, all else will fall into place.
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
Have a beautiful day!
I Love you all!