“May the words from my mouth and the thoughts from my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my rock and my defender”
Some people speak some pretty silly things. Other people accept some pretty silly thoughts. Our words & our thoughts are 2 ingredients that produce our future. If our ingredients are wrong our future will be wrong. But a simple adjustment can produce a dramatically different future for any believer.
Today’s verse reminds us to keep our WORDS and our HEARTS in check. We come into God’s acceptable sight when the WORDS we speak and the thoughts of our HEART are in line with His Word. If our words & thoughts are not adequate to bring to God’s altar we shouldn’t be having them. When they are acceptable they produce a powerful future.
God has always been careful with His words & His thoughts toward us. We should be the same! Why do we settle for our thoughts when we can choose God’s thoughts! Even the WORDS we speak are an influential and powerful force [Proverbs 18:21] that flow from our HEARTS. When our words & thoughts are right in our life God is elevated to be our Lord, rock & defender.
This week let’s adjust our words & thoughts to line up with God’s Word. Let’s not allow negative, toxic or destructive words to exist in us. Let’s find what is acceptable to God and chew on it, consuming it into our lives. Meditate on God’s thoughts, Words and Ways of doing things. Allow His WORDS to enter & change our HEARTS as we bring them to His altar in prayer.