Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Be pleasing.

"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

The pastor at our old church prayed this verse every Sunday after he read the passage for his message. I got so used to hearing it that I didn't really hear it anymore. I read it today during my quiet time and it hit me that that doesn't just apply to Sunday morning Bible reading. *duh, Les*

How often do I let the words of my mouth be pleasing but inside I am mentally having thoughts that are NOT pleasing? Hmmm...not what it says there, huh? Or how often do I gossip and rant about others? Again, not very pleasing in His sight. And how often are my kids witness to those "not pleasing" behaviors? *gulp*

So, my prayer for today is Psalm 19:14, but I probably should just stick with Psalm 141:3 for the first part and then set to work on the second part.

"Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips."

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