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Changed & Changing

Have you ever read or re-read a particular scripture and felt that your life would never be the same again?  It happened to me recently before I wrote my post last Friday about being acceptable to God.  Today, I will share my "revelations", if you will, since then.  Not that they are brilliant teaching, but because they are my personal lessons, and I hope that some of you can relate.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

What a verse.  I can't remember the last time I thought about how many bad thoughts I had in a day.  Friday was brutal.  God gave me plenty of opportunities to see the errors of my ways.  Saturday was a little better, and I've been too busy to think about my bad thoughts until today.  So...there you have it.  It makes me wonder how many of us really take the time to examine ourselves.  Does everyone not realize the thoughts they are thinking?

I guess my point is this.  We, as believers in Christ and ambassadors for God in this broken world, may be the only evidence of God's love that some people ever see.  The world won't see God's love in us if we are too consumed with ourselves (take that however best suits you).  God put us here to be salt and light.  Our speech should be seasoned with "salt" (Col 4:6), not vinegar.  And because out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks (Mt 12:34), we definitely need to check out what we are thinking about.

My final observation is this:  I wonder how much the world would change if we would all spend more time in self examination.  What if we prayed more for God to reveal to us our true selves than for Him to change everyone and everything around us.  While I haven't particularly enjoyed this past week of self-examination, I do hope that I don't forget it.  As the song goes, this is my prayer:

Change my heart, O God, make it ever true
Change my heart, O God, may I be like You.

You are the Potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me, this is what I pray.

Change my heart, O God, make it ever true.
Change, my heart, O God, may I be like You.

Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill Your lamb.
Jesus, O Jesus, come and fill Your lamb.

Jesus, please come and fill this lamb, Your lamb.  Fill everyone reading this today with Your love and the hope that You will make us each to be exactly how You have made us to be.  You are our precious Potter. Amen.

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