Acceptable in His Sight

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Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, Oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”

When we’re in a relationship with someone, whether it be a significant other or a family member, we want to do everything we can to make the relationship right. Poor interactions lead to horrible relationships and horrible relationships lead to devastating consequences. This is the same with our relationship with God.

Everything we do internally and externally must be pleasing to the Lord. Our thoughts and actions have to glorify God. We have to watch what we do and think what we say. Our life should be an offering to God.

We have to make sure our speech and thoughts are acceptable to God. We have to sacrifice our earthly actions and thoughts of the flesh in order to please God. We should want to do it for Him. That’s what a good relationship looks like. When we put in the effort, our love truly shows. We already know that God loves us. So why not show that we love Him?

Fortunately, Christianity isn’t a works-based type of salvation. God’s grace allows us to be in His presence, even when we mess up. He is very forgiving, kind and loving. However, we shouldn’t take advantage of His heartfelt nature. Instead, we should respond to it with genuine loving actions and thoughts of purity. Christianity is a relationship driven by God’s love for us and our response to that love.

Becoming a Christian isn’t a one-time event where we ignore everything we do from now on. It’s a lifestyle. Our life should reflect the One we serve, because that can lead others to Him, which spreads God’s love to those around us. We can give others an opportunity to experience the joy and peace of being a follower of God. Let that motivate you to do what is right in the eyes of the Lord.

This week, pray about how you can gear your actions and thoughts toward righteous deeds and ideas. Let the Holy Spirit guide you in your thinking, so your actions can speak for themselves.

September 30, 2019