Are your thoughts and actions pleasing?

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living©

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
(Psalms 19:14 (NIV))

I have some questions that I want you to think very seriously about. How often do the words that come out of your mouth make you wish you had not said them? How many times a day do you think thoughts that you wish you could get out of your head? Do these words and thoughts please you? If they don’t please you, what are the chances that they will please God?

I am sure that everyone is familiar with the phrase “garbage in, garbage out.” What have you seen in your lifetime that you wish you could remove from your memory? How many words have you heard that you wish had never been uttered? How many times have these things influenced your thoughts and actions?

These things can never be completely removed, but they can be relegated to bad memories simply by focusing on something else. That something else is God’s word.

Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
(Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NIV))

It takes a commitment to fulfill Psalm 19:14. It takes a desire to change. It takes a desire to turn from what has been to what can be through God’s grace.

Are you ready to make that turn?

Copyright 1998 – 2010 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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