From the desk of Dr. Johnson, II...
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight. These words were penned by David, the Psalmist. Today, we often use this scripture as part of our prayer before we begin to speak or preach. While that it is good, most times when we are on schedule to speak or preach, we have rehearsed what we will say, we have prepared it (on paper, tablets, iPads, etc.) and have already prayed that the message we convey will be received by those listening. More importantly, we ought to use this scripture in our every day life, as unpredictable situations arise. Let the words of my mouth & the meditation of my heart be acceptable in God's sight when 1) someone is angry and there words are harsh, 2) you encounter someone who is less fortunate than you or 3) someone has irritated you. These are just 3 examples, where we need to make a conscious effort that are words and thoughts will be acceptable unto God. We are not accountable for how people treat us. However, God will hold us accountable for how we react - be it thought, word or deed. So, on this day, include in your prayers that 'the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight; for you Lord are my Rock and my Redeemer.' Be blessed!
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