Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Emulating Christ. June 30 2020
“ Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to Your sight, O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:4. NASB.
What a wonderful verse to pray each morning as we begin a new day. Nothing else is needed to face the day, whatever that day might bring.
This is a favourite prayer of mine but I must admit it is very difficult to keep. How often during the day do my thoughts and actions reflect Christ? How many hours a day am I “ alone with my thoughts?” When I suddenly face a situation that I did not expect , will the words of my mouth, which come from my heart, really imitate Christ’s? The question I should ask is, “ What would Jesus do? “
It is a blessing to know that no matter what age I am, whatever my circumstances, whatever my concerns, He is with me. He has promised that since the beginning of time, “ I will never leave you or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5. Paul wrote, “ Be imitators of God, therefore as dearly loved children, live a life of love.” Ephesians 5:1
Let’s be truthful, even as mature children of God, at times we would like to lash out at someone when our patience grows thin, but again we can pray, “ Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord my strength and my Redeemer.”
The Word brings hidden faults to light and offers strong warnings about what displeases God, so that the believers actions, words and thoughts may receive His favour
🙏. Father, I confess that the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart are not always in tune with You. Forgive me when I let my human nature takes control of me. Help me to always ask, “ What would Jesus do or say. Make me more like Christ each day and it is in His name that I pray.