Habits & words

Through the years, I’ve developed a number of habits. Some good. Some not so good. Some I’ve worked hard to break, some hard to keep. Some I still continue like popping my knuckles.

One I began years ago was waking up with a certain verse on my lips, a prayer really. Today I came across the verse I still have memorized and I find myself wondering when I let that good habit fade. The verse? Psalm 19:14-

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Though I don’t this verse as often as I once did, it is still the prayer of my heart. I want my words and my thoughts to please my Lord, my Savior.

This morning I’m reminded that walking closer to God and having a heart that seeks after Him must be an intentional decision and effort on my part. If I don’t focus on pursuing God daily, I can fall into a slow fade that I don’t even notice.

Lord, you are my heart’s desire- to know you, to praise you, to love you. Teach my heart to stay focused on pursuing you. Thank you for loving me and forgiving me when I am less than pleasing, when I let sin invade. Help me, Lord. Guide my thoughts and my words. Spirit, make me more pleasing today. Amen!

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