Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 19:14

 

It isn’t so much the turn of the phrase, the clever combinations of words, or the poetic rhyme scheme that God wants to hear, and He doesn’t care at all if our vocabulary is filled with complex and complicated words; the Lord listens to our hearts whether they are speaking loudly or in a voice that has no outward expression. Yet, the Lord is very interested in what our hearts are saying; He is connected to us at this level of our beings, and He knows us from the inside out. God is the Creator of all that I am, and His desire is for me to share everything that is on my mind and in my heart with Him.

 

When I am willing to open myself to my God, amazing things happen to me. I may try to sanitize and to spiritualize the thoughts that are rolling around inside of me, but there is a very big problem with this attempt at looking good; although, this might actually work with the people in my life, I can’t fool God, not ever, not even once! He knows me totally; He knows me completely as I am at this moment; and, even with this knowledge, He accepts and loves me absolutely. As I open myself to God, I am revealing a truth about where I am emotionally, relationally, and spiritually to someone who already knows all about it; so, when I do this, I am actually acknowledging the truth about my condition to myself, and I am recognizing that the Lord can and will take all of me to a better place if I am willing to focus on Him and on truly pleasing Him.

 

God is delighted with us when we choose to meditate on Him and on His wishes for our lives; it doesn’t matter if we are meditating during the quiet calm of the darkness or in the rush of mid day, the Lord delights in the communication. So what does God find acceptable? I think that He wants me to choose to include Him in all of it, in every aspect of living and in every thought that I have throughout each day. God accepts who I am, and He accepts me in my weakness and in my wandering times; in fact, He especially wants me to bring those thoughts to Him, for the Lord has never failed to redirect them into His way. Make David’s prayer yours, practice this sort of on-going communication with God, and allow His presence to fill your heart throughout this day.