My Prayer…

Psalm 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”

Writing this blog has been a goal for some time now. But I wanted it to be the right timing. I wanted it to be for the right purpose. I wanted it to be God’s more than mine.

As I considered this task of discerning when and how and why, I was driving and heard this song I love from Shane Bernard based on Psalm 19. The psalmist wants to please God. He wants to be a blessing to God.

It made me wonder, what does that look like?

When I think about what it means to experience delight in human relationships, I think of laughter. I think of my Dad shaking his head when I act like him. I think of the I love you’s that pass between the best of friends. Delight almost has a sound to it–a posture–definitely a feeling. What is that like with Jesus?

The psalmist is asking for God to transform him–his words, his ponderings and dreams. The psalmist is asking for him to be made into something reflecting God. He acknowledges God for who He is–the sturdy One–faithful One, the One who purchased him.

So, I will echo the psalmist. I pray in the process of reflecting, writing and sharing what I am seeing God do, He would transform me. I pray I’m different every step of the way. I pray that somehow in this process, He will change my heart to beat more in step with His. And as He does, I pray it’s fun–mutually delightful to Him and me, just as it would be if I were laughing with a friend. I pray that for you, too. I hope you desire most to do the thing that makes God smile and warms His heart.

Sincerely,

Crystal

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