Godly Meditation

Cathy Hurtado

"May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.  Psalm 19:14

These words are the closing words to Psalm 19 in which David wrote, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands” and, “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul.  The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” If you have time, read the rest of the Psalm 19.  These were the things David thought about during the day, the words he spoke to God.

Think back over the last 24 hours.  Were the words you spoke pleasing to God?  How about the thoughts that preceded your words, were they pleasing to God?  You see, there is a direct connection between what we think about and what comes out of our mouths. 

Jesus said in Luke 6:45, “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”

As we make the effort to read God’s Word and meditate on it, good is stored in our hearts.  Then, when we encounter challenging situations, we are more likely to speak words that are pleasing to God. 

As you go about your day today, write out a verse which you can read and meditate on throughout the day.   Make it your aim to let your words and your thoughts be pleasing to God.


Thy Word is a Lamp Unto My Feet

Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, And a light unto my path

When I feel afraid, think I've lost my way, Still You're there, right beside me
Nothing will I fear as long as You are here, Please be near me 'til the end

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