My eighteen year old daughter chose the verse for my word picture this week. It is a verse I meditate on often, and a regular prayer of mine as I go through my day... I was thankful for another chance to immerse myself in those encouraging words as I crafted the image for today.
So many of my spoken words fall upon the ears of my children, and it is my hope and desire that all eight of our kids will one day love the Lord with all of their hearts. And I think about the words I speak to my dear hubby and others, and those I write and share on my blogs. May those words be humble and apt and bring glory to God alone.
I am reminded, too, that as much as I do hope my words are kind and encouraging to anyone that encounters them, it is what God thinks of my words that truly matters. I am not to concern myself with whether or not I am accepted or popular, or even liked, by other people...
Acceptable in His sight is paramount. So thankful for Jesus, I am.
And the meditation of my heart, too. It is indeed an ongoing struggle, a moment-by-moment decision, to think on the right things, is it not? To not fret or fear, and simply trust. The desire to meditate properly is one of the many reasons I am thankful that my children and I are memorizing Psalm 119 together, and for all of the other Scriptures we have hidden in our hearts through the years.
I am ever grateful for the edifying lyrics of the Christian worship and praise songs and hymns that often fill our home. I have no excuse to dwell on anything that isn't lovely!
Praise the Lord. He alone is my rock and my redeemer.
Today's photo is a delightful memory from an afternoon spent at our stretch of creek as autumn was newly underway a month or so ago. Those itty bitty alder cones are so cute, don't you think? They always make me smile.
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
Yahweh, my rock, and my redeemer."
Wishing you peace, friends.