May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
This is my heart.
If I do nothing else in life, I want to please God. (tweet this)
Since this sounds pretentiously goody-goody I need you to know how much I fail—all the time. My thoughts and words regularly disappoint God. But pleasing Him is still my goal and the posture of my heart.
That’s why this verse is an excellent prayer to start the day. Honestly I don’t always remember this psalm, but before my feet hit the carpet I’ve certainly asked God for help with my stuff. I could easily turn it around and offer to please Him.
Truthfully, I need God’s help in pleasing God.
It just so happens that the verses leading up to today’s psalm tell us that God is pleased when we keep His commands. It’s also begs for forgiveness and for the help we need in following Him.
[The decrees of the Lord] are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Psalm 19:11-13
Let’s pray: Thank you God, for teaching us exactly how to please you. Forgive the mistakes we’re unaware of. Help us choose the right path and resist the temptation to go our own way.
May my words and thoughts be pleasing to you, O Lord. (tweet this)
What do you think it means to please God?
What does Scripture say?
How can you position your heart for this goal?