May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
My desire is for everything that I think about and say would be pleasing to God, the right things, good things, helpful, inspiring, encouraging things. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Good tips include reading the Bible every morning. Even if it’s just one verse, it gives me something to think about during the day. Regularly going to church is helpful too not only because that gives me stuff to think and talk about during the week but also because the encouragement of the fellowship of the family of Believers is there too. And making all of my thoughts little prayers is helpful as well. Constant dialogue with God means constantly comparing what I’m talking and thinking about with his Word.
In 2 Corinthians 10:5, Paul calls constant dialoguing with God capturing every thought and judging if they are in line with God’s Word and getting rid of the ones that aren’t (especially before those thoughts escape out my mouth).
I could also blast worship music on my iPod all day, listen to the Bible on CD, and read in my spare time. We live in a day and age where I can literally technically be immersed in scripture 24/7. And that’s a good thing.
But the most simple solution of all is this: just ask.
Just ask God for thoughts and words that please him. Ask HIM for something to think about during my down time or when I’m falling asleep at night. Maybe Believers get so busy capturing thoughts that we forget to just ask God for the right ones!
For everyone who asks receives...
...Ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault...
You do not have because you do not ask God.
Thank you for today, for your beautiful sunshine, for your Word, and for your presence. I ask you to please give me things to think about today that are pleasing to you. Help your Word to be the “song stuck in my head” today! Help me to have encouraging, helpful, and special thoughts and conversations today. I love you and thank you that you give generously without mocking me for not knowing any better. You are so good to me, and I pray in your Son’s name, amen.