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 NIV)
As soreness struck my inner- upper arms yesterday, I’m reminded no pain, no gain. It was like a shout from Heaven to be contacted by a personal trainer. Like the Lord decided…if He did not intervene, I would never get serious about exercising. I had not made effort to change the meditation of my heart. Clearly, meditation…like yum chocolate chip cookies, reflect outwardly.
The words of our mouth and meditation of our hearts, determine course of our days. Until we grasp what is processed through is processed out, we’ll likely never have change. With every writing, I encourage a closer walk with Jesus. I began considering how my desire for each Christian to grow stronger in faith, learning to discern between good vs. evil, not to be deceived is much like God’s desire for me to become a better steward of my health.
Consistent trips to the gym do not equate healthier, if no changes are made to my diet. Now diet is not really in my vocabulary. I think best to cut out and increase exercise. When I get this meditating in my heart straightened out, speaking words of encouragement, I can make changes happen. Same with what needs to happen with our spiritual growth. Meditation on God’s Word needs to be taken serious. As truths solidify within, words begin to form in agreement with Biblical truths. Building anticipation, pleasing our Lord, Jesus Christ.
I pledge to begin taking exercise and health more serious. Easy to tell when it’s not. Same for Christians taking faith serious. Take time to pray and ask God to reveal anything displeasing within our hearts. May we make necessary changes to become pleasing in God’s sight. He is our Lord, our Rock, and our Redeemer. What would we do without Him? I never want to know.