Acceptable words and thoughts!

Psalm 19:4 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

God dealt with my heart this morning through this verse. How often are my words and thoughts-meditations acceptable in His sight. He is my redeemer, my strength and my Lord. He is my everything. Yet I often think and speak without taking into consideration what He thinks about my words or thoughts.

How would I talk if he were in the room? If I knew that He were sitting here right now reading my thoughts what would I be thinking. I for one will tell you that it would affect both my words and my thoughts.

Now I know that He already hears both my words and my thoughts. I know this in fact but I do not live it experimentally. I know that having someone else in the room can affect the words I will use. I will be far less critical if I am around others. I will be less judgmental if certain people are there. The church people can cause me to speak differently.

I tell others not to think certain thoughts. I tell them not to allow the devil to discourage them but then I often do the opposite of what I tell them. I think discouraging, worrisome thoughts. I have doubts and fears that I do not express but if I really, really thought that He was watching or listening or reading my thoughts I think that I would think and speak differently,.

Today I make it my prayer to control my thoughts. I can get so angry in my mind and heart about certain things but not today. I can worry about any and everything but not today! I am going to ask God to help me today to think and speak with a gentleness, sweetness, and faith that I usually do not have.

I want my thoughts and my words to be acceptable and pleasing to my great Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

1 thought on “Acceptable words and thoughts!”

  1. Bro. Gardner, thank you for being so transparent and honest in your devotions. They have been a great help to me, and I appreciate all that you and Mrs. Betty do for us. You two are shining examples! I love y’all and I am praying for y’all.

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