“Words Of Love”
By Zach Wood
Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
What’s the first thing on your mind when you wake up in the morning? What immediately consumes your heart as you awake? Some of us are morning people and others are not. Some of us it takes quite a while to “wake up” and be completely alert while others just pop up out of bed and are ready to tackle the day.
What is first and foremost at the top of your mind and on your heart as you get up? Is it all the worries, cares and schedules for the day at hand? For many of us, it sure is. Or, do you awake and look forward to first spending time in God’s Word and meditating on the things He wants you to do? So often, we get up and start hurrying through our day before we even get out the door. In such a fast-paced world today, it’s often hard to get up and not get into a rushed routine.
When we get up and start rushing through our day, it’s so much easier to not be focused on asking God to guide and direct our way. It’s also so much easier to not be alert about what we say to others. How many of us have gone through the day and messed up our conversations with others because we have not asked God to guide and direct our words through the day?
This Psalm from David is amazing. What a prayer David has to God that he would use words that would bring glory and honor to God. All of us want to encourage others and bring glory to God with what we do and say. However, how many of us specifically ask God, as we begin our day, to give us loving and caring words to share with others? It’s a simple concept, yet so hard to live out each day because we are faced with so many pressures.
Be encouraged today and everyday after to pray these words of David as you go through your daily routine. May the words we say through our day bring encouragement and light to others so they may see Christ through us.