Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. (Psalms 19:14 NKJV)
It’s been a long day and a very frustrating one. From one thing to another, at school, with friends, my siblings. At every situation where my temper rose, and my limits were tested, I was tempted to forget that I was baptized Anglican and let loose :(.
I’m sure we all can relate but with each occurrence my reading from the word this morning echoed. Yes I kept my mouth shut to prevent myself from spewing hurtful angry words, but in my heart the storm still raged. I was meditating on my anger, on what I really would have liked to say, and that simply stoked the fire.
Was that pleasing to my strength and my redeemer?
What was I left feeling?
In truth very drained! I’d traded my strength and renewal by keeping the thoughts in my heart fired up and displeasing.
As the day progressed I went back to the psalm and read it backwards! Had my day begun with a conscious effort of keeping my words and thought pleasing in his sight, wouldn’t I be ending on a note of declaring the glory of the Lord along with the heavens?
So many times we battle with our heart, even when we physically keep the emotions therein from surfacing.
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (I Corinthians 3:16 NKJV)
Finally the spirit of God dwells in us and by his help we are able to get through rough days. Recalling what his fruits are helps keep my focus away from self and more on pleasing the spirit within me. It’s like I want to bloom, I want to be fruitful! But to do so I need to keep the spirit within me happy.
May God cleanse us all from secret faults.
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