Psalm 19:14 NKJV
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
The psalmist (David) is contemplating all of God’s greatness and how perfect He is in psalm 19. This psalm is filled with wonder and awe of all God has done. David ends with a beautiful prayer, praying for God to guide his mind and motives.
Just soak up Psalm 19. Really focusing on the intent of 19:14… May the meditation of my heart (my inner thoughts, yearning, mind, inner self, deepest thoughts) be acceptable in your sight.
Are our inner thoughts acceptable (pleasing) to God? We can control our thoughts- are we stopping them when they wander into territory that does not please God? This brings the question, what is pleasing to God? What should we focus on? We have scripture to remind us what pleases God… specifically:
Phillipians 4:8 (Paul speaking)
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Seems a great way to do this would be by reason and memorizing the word of God, perhaps that’s one place to start?
Let’s not forget that David starts by also saying “the words of my mouth”. What is coming out of our mouth? Is it worthy of pleasing God? Let’s stop and think before speaking. Let’s stop and ask for forgiveness for slipping up.
Sometimes we focus on so many things that we forget the simple ways we need to be faithful in to please you. Help our thoughts and words be pleasing to you Lord. When we struggle with this, let us come to you and ask for strength through the Holy Spirit. You promise to guide us and strengthen us. Lord, I ask for forgiveness when my mind and words are not pleasing to you. Help me to also focus on God pleasing ways to speak. My words are powerful, I pray they are positive and build others up instead of negative or tearing others down.
Thank you Jesus for helping me in these things, you are worthy of praise of my thoughts and words.
In Jesus’ name,