Day 82: Meditation

Happy Monday Tuesday and Day 82 of Another 100 Days of Hannah, y’all!
 
So… I had a thought on how I was going to intro this post, but it just completely slipped my mind.
 
Oh well – it must not have been too important!
 
(Though, my brain is still definitely searching to try to figure out what that thought was…)
 
Which, I guess sort of leads into my thought for the day.
 
Key phrase being sort of…
 
So, this morning’s thought comes from Psalm 19:14:
 
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.
First off, I absolutely love this verse.  It’s one that’s used pretty often at the start of the sermon, at least in the Lutheran church, and I’ve always just loved the beautiful heart posture illustrated in these words.
This morning, I was specifically pondering the phrase, ‘the meditation of my heart.’
 
Y’all, I’ll be honest – the meditation of my heart – what I focus on, what I lean into – isn’t always what I would consider acceptable or pleasing to the Lord.
Too often, my heart is consumed with pride.
Too often, my heart longs for my own glory, rather than Christ’s.
Too often, my heart meditates on worries and fears, rather than trusting the goodness and grace of the Father.
And I’m sure I’m not alone.
But yet the psalmist prays.
 
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. 
 
So often, I feel like it’s tempting to try to hide the meditation of my heart.
To try to cover up my pride.
To try to explain away my fear.
To try to be, or at least appear… good enough on my own.
 
But that’s not what we’re called to.
In this verse, the psalmist sees his(?) failure.
He sees that the words of his mouth and the meditation of his heart are not always acceptable.
If they were, there would be no need for this prayer.
But, even in his failure, he looked to the one who was greater, crying:
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. 
 
Let this be our prayer each day as we go along our way!

‘Til tomorrow,


Hannah
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