Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
(Psalms 19:14 (NIV))
Reading this passage reminded me of something that I think most people forget to take into consideration, and that is the simple fact that God knows us better than we know ourselves. He sees straight into our hearts and knows our innermost desires. He sees the things that we try to hide even from ourselves.
Are you willing to ask God to search your heart?
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
(Psalms 139:23 (NIV))
Better yet, are you willing to respond to God when He reveals to you things that are not pleasing in His sight? All of us have thoughts and desires that are less than righteous. We all say things that are less than pleasing to God and to ourselves. Are you willing to repent? Are you willing to change? It is human nature to rebel against correction. It is human nature to fall into prideful arrogance because we simply don’t want to change.
In short, we don’t want to please the Lord. We want to please ourselves?
Do your thoughts and words please the Lord?