Saturday, July 18, 2015

On Being Acceptable To God

Many ministers begin their sermons with the 14th verse of Psalm 19, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."

Of course we want all that we do to be acceptable in the sight of God. You could even say that some people desire to go beyond simply pleasing God. Our whole purpose for being the church is to be pleasing to God with our worship, prayer, service, stewardship, and in reaching out to others with the Gospel. I know of no one who follows Jesus who would want to displease God in any way.

How will we please God? Will everything we say and do to be acceptable to God? How will we do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God? As stewards of the Christian faith our actions in every field of ministry is open to reconsideration of these questions. Both as church and as individual Christians our actions in the love of Christ expresses our commitment to please God in every part of our living.

I invite you to pray the prayer of Psalm 19:14 as you are contemplating your living out God's word in your life today. Will every word you say today please God? Will every action you take today please God?

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