I am convinced that the words we think or say; often foretell our expectations and our actions (for more on this topic, read Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind by Joyce Meyer).
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 (KJV).
So here is my question. Are the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts the same? For example, in our hearts are we begging God for weight loss when our mouths are saying the exact opposite? “Oh I can never refuse a slice of Mom's chocolate cake!”
Are we crying out for God to heal our brokenness but talking up our past?
Well you get the idea. I’m sure you can list a few examples of your own.
So what are we going to do about it?
Lord, give me the Mind, of Jesus that I may see Your Will
And give me the Heart of Jesus that I may, others fill.
Please give me the Joy of Jesus that all may see his Light
Then give me the Peace of Jesus to hold in darkest night.
–Allan Mackellar (used by permission)
Prayer: Lord, may our words always be the same before you, whether they come from our hearts or our mouths. In Christ's name. Amen.