My Mouth and My Heart ~ Sunday Devotional
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NKJV)
Our words and our thoughts. They’re everything. What is going on in our minds eventually comes out of our mouths…to ourselves and to others.
I want to focus on our thoughts and words about ourselves in today’s post. Because, how we think about and speak to ourselves impacts how we show up for ourselves and how we interact with others.
The Lord knows all things. He knows our thoughts, and He hears our words.
Certainly all kinds of thoughts come to our minds. I mean, have you ever had a thought and wondered where that even came from? There are things darting around there all the time. But where do you pause, and which of those thoughts do you entertain?
Meditations are those thoughts which we give extended time to. They are the thoughts that we engage with and think on over and over again.
And what we think about most frequently becomes our topic of conversation.
Much of my life I spent worrying about my weight. This worry about gaining weight consumed my thoughts. I was concerned about how people saw me and if they judged my body size. I thought about ways to lose weight and how I failed at ever being able to look better.
Those thoughts came out in the way I spoke to myself thus feeding my insecurities preventing me from engaging with other people. When I’d get together with a friend, our conversations would turn to our “weight problems,” and we’d leave that interaction feeling worse than when we met up.
All the while, those words and thoughts weren’t acceptable to the Lord. He created me. He created you. And, He is pleased with His creation.
When I began to change my thoughts, my conversations changed, as did my confidence in who I was and how I was created.
Our verse today is simple yet it can change everything.
When you notice thoughts that aren’t helpful or you hear yourself speaking things about yourself that are defeating, speak this verse. In fact, let’s make this verse our prayer daily starting today.
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