Tuesday, 18 August 2020 – Acceptable Meditation

Good morning Church family,

Psalm 19:14 says, “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

Psalm 19 is a wonderful Psalm, it speaks of the ways of the Lord, how right and just they are. The Psalmist prays that God would keep him from being insolent which means that God would keep him from assuming he has all the answers and ignoring the answers that God alone provides. That he would have deep respect for God and want to honour Him. He prays not only that his words would honour God but that the things that are deep within him or the thoughts he has or the plans he is making would reflect a heart under the Lordship of Christ.

The reason I bring this up is that when we are going through tough times we can say we are fine, but inside things are turning to custard. Let us pay as much attention to our thinking as we do to our words. Are there thoughts in there that are causing you to doubt that God is your rock and redeemer? Like a cowboy who wrangles and ropes a cow on the run let us wrangle and rope the thoughts that are bringing us down and are not of the Lord. That doesn’t mean we stop feeling the negative feelings right away, it just means we tell them that is not who our God is and what he has planned for us. Like a roped cow, we rope our thoughts and bring them into submission, directing them to more safer paths, to a more secure way ahead and then we ask God to take the rope and lead us to better pastures.

Don’t forget to use your lasso today!

Blessings

Laurie

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