Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Do We Mean What We Say?

Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you. Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God. Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
Psalm 86:2,8,10-12

I’m making an effort to mean what I say.

Don’t worry. When I speak with you I’m truthful, but I’m not always honest with God. When I read prayers in a devotional or bulletin, it’s easy to read the words and not think about what they say. In fact, my mind easily drifts to notice the piece on lint on my pants. 

That’s not praying. That’s reading. Maybe.

Today’s prayer in my devotional book reads “Almighty God, in whom I find life, health, and strength, and through whose mercy I am clothed and fed, grant unto me a thankful and faithful heart.

The italicized piece jumped out at me. Truly, only through God’s mercy am I clothed or fed, have shelter or money or life. Everything I have is His and He could remove it from me in an instant if He chose to. Remember Job? That prayer is easy to read without an ounce of the deep gratitude God deserves.

Lord, may my prayers and worship to be sincere. (tweet this)

Please reread today’s scripture with a sincere heart.

Does it express your true feelings?
Are there phrases you can’t speak honestly?
Ask God to speak to your heart.

#SeedsofScripture #prayer #sincere

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