Todd Johnson

Family Pastor

Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable in your sight,
    O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

A good friend of mine sent this verse to me today and it really hit home so I wanted to share this with y’all. Are the words of my mouth and the things that I think and dwell on pleasing to the Lord? They certainly aren’t all the time. Do my words and actions reflect Christ to others? It is easy for me to justify and say that I am human, I am going to mess up, but is this the right attitude to have? Why can’t all my words, thoughts and actions be honoring to my Savior?

First, I need to be starting my day off with Jesus. He needs to be the first person that I talk to, and I need to be in His Word. I need to put my thought life at His feet and ask Him to give me the strength to think before I speak or act. When impure thoughts enter my mind, I need to ask Him to take them captive and to fill it with thoughts that are glorifying God. The last line of this verse is a beautiful reminder that the Lord is my Rock and my Redeemer! He is where I need to build my life upon. Ask yourself, when I am at the grocery store or work, do people see Jesus in me? What are the words that come out of my mouth when I am dealing with a tough situation? How are my words and actions reflecting Christ to those around me?

These questions that I am asking you are the same that I need to be asking myself every day. I need to be spending more time in God’s Word and thinking about what He wants to teach me each day. I know this isn’t easy but let’s encourage each other to grow in our walks with Christ. Don’t you want people to see the joy that you have from knowing the Lord as your personal Savior? I know I do and will start today striving to be more like Him. May my words from my mouth and the thoughts in my mind and heart,  be pleasing to the Lord.