It was a luncheon designed to impress her friends from the neighborhood. Wanting to impress them, she asked her five-year-old son, Jamie, to return thanks.
“Jamie,” she said politely, “will you please say grace?”
“Mommy, please, I don’t really know what to say,” he replied cautiously.
“Well, dear,” she said encouragingly, “just say what you heard Mommy say this morning.”
Bowing his head and folding his hands, he began, “Good Lord, why did I invite all these dumb people to lunch today.”
Words can be a sword or a source of comfort or even a weapon that can leave a wound. Words once spoken can never be retrieved or marked “Void.” Words take on a life of their own and will leave another person better or bruised, helped or hurt, encouraged or empty.
King David wrote, “May the words of my mouth...be pleasing to you, O Lord...” Another part of that verse states: “may...the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you.” David wanted his words to be sincere, appropriate, and approved by God as coming from the depths of his heart. He realized that if his thoughts were acceptable to God, they would be suitable as an offering to God that was worthy of sacrifice on His altar.
What a great prayer for us to offer to God each day!
Prayer: Father, “may the words of our mouths and the thoughts in our minds and the attitudes of our hearts be pleasing to you, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Psalm 19:14
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