Psalm 19:14 (ESV) – “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”
What we think seriously about (meditate – think deeply or focus one’s mind for some time) is a glimpse into our real priorities. I am afraid it is far too easy to think deeply about many things that matter little today or for our short lives or for eternity. To pray the way the Psalmist did means we are thoughtful about our thinking and focused on what the Redeemer deems important.
This doesn’t mean you don’t think about family, finances, your calendar or the to-do list. It does mean that your daily activities are guided by a higher, long-term perspective. So what do we do with the things we think deeply about? If you…
- Are encouraged by something as you meditate on something close to God’s heart, then encourage someone else.
- Are challenged by something you read and thought about in the scriptures, pass the challenge on: exhort one another daily.
- Have junk on your calendar or in your budget, reorder your priorities to align with those things acceptable in God’s sight.