Psalms 19:7-14

As I was reading this morning I was struck by the last verse once again...not only are the words that I speak out loud to be pleasing to the Lord but the Words my heart speaks are also to be pleasing to the Lord. So what does my "self talk" sound like? Would God be pleased with the thoughts I speak in my heart? Do my thoughts speak truth? Are they words of encouragement? So often I allow the enemy to control my "self talk" with negative words and lies. Lies that speak against what I know TRUTH says. Lies like "God could never use me" or "You aren't good enough" know the kind of negative "self talk" that I'm speaking of. As God's beloved daughter the words of my mouth and the words of my heart need to be pleasing to the Lord. They need to be words that are words of truth.

The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great
reward. Who can discern {his} errors? Acquit me of hidden {faults.}
Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous {sins;} Let them not rule over
me; Then I will be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in
Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

Oh Father, this is the cry of my heart! I know your Word is perfect. Father it is the only thing that restores my soul. Regardless of the circumstances of this life I know that your will and your Words are true and right. As I study Your Word my eyes and heart are opened to Truth-Oh God You ARE Truth! Your Words are so sweet and wonderful to my lips as I reflect on them through the day.
Oh God it is only through your Word that I can see the sinfulness of my heart. You and you alone know my hidden sins. Forgive me! Help me to reflect on Truth! Let the Truth of YOUR Word be hidden in the depths of my heart! Oh God my Father I pray that the words I speak will be pleasing to you, but even more so Father I pray that the words my heart speaks will be Words of Truth!


  1. self talk can be such a powerful thing. i think both positive and negative inner conversations impacts us more than we think.

    thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you for your blog posting this morning. This is something I often think about. My thoughts. We can learn to control our tongue, but often let our thoughts wander into places they shouldn't. May we all have thoughts that are pleasing to God! To Him be the Glory today!!

  3. I love that verse...we have actually had that verse as a "family verse" before and it was actually quite hard for me to memorize (I lost track several times in the middle of it)...gotta work on my attention span (ha!).


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