May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”  [Psalm 19:14]

When we read these words we are inclined to think of ‘meditation’ as something we do…For instance we say I will now meditate on the Word…or during my morning devotions I was ‘meditating’.  We think often of meditation as something we do while having our quiet times or devotions to God.  This is true, but there is more.

What happens in your heart when you hear something or see something that creates a sense of anxiety  a feeling of irritation—it is a feeling more than anything else.   Feelings are always a response to what we are thinking.  Seeking to know the meditation [or thoughts] of your heart at that moment will often reveal the real meditation and motivation of your response.  It’s where the lesson of inner purity or cleansing of the thought life begins…if you yield to the Spirit of God His faithful love will do the work and…your meditations become pleasing to Him.

As a man thinks in his heart so he is and the words of his tongue often twisted—but the purity lost can be regained when the Spirit’s help enlisted.

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