Two Things That Change Your Life | Firm Foundation inspiration Minute for November 16, 2022

Psalm 19:14, Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. 

We are living in a day of outrageous words and actions. Whatever person does begins with meditations of his heart, followed by words spoken and actions taken.

David gave a guideline to a better life and a better world. His prayer to God, and his determination, was that the meditations (or thoughts) of his heart would be acceptable to God. He also asked that the words of his mouth would be acceptable.

Self-awareness is the beginning of many good things. I'm not speaking of self-awareness in a conceded sense, but in the sense of judging our own thoughts, words, and actions.

We know that our words, which come from my thoughts, are important because of what Jesus said in Matthew 12:36, "But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment".

Idle speaks of empty, useless, and thoughtless words.  Jesus also said in Luke 6:45, "For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."

This is way we pray, take devotional time with the Lord, are faithful in church and in all manner of Bible study. We want to develop the habit of godly self awareness, and then have the grace to make the words and meditations of our hearts acceptable to God.

God bless, have a great day, and be encouraged!

Registration is open for our 32nd community Christmas Jesus Celebration and Outreach. I invite you to recommend persons in need of Christmas help and encouragement to register. Use this link:  https://www.newcovenant.org/communitychristmas

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