"May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14
This verse was the last one in my devotion this morning. I needed to be reminded of how I am supposed to start my day--by surrendering my words and my thoughts to the Lord. How much pain and frustration could be avoided in my life on a daily basis if I would meditate on this verse in the morning and make it my prayer.
I confess that so often my words and my thoughts are simply reactions to a situation rather than a determined response based on what God says about my life and His plan and desire for me.
If God is really my Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer, then why wouldn't I want Him to have control over my words and my thoughts? I am so thankful for His grace that continues to forgive and cover my sin. He is faithful!