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Psalm 19:14 : Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

As I’ve walked through different phases of my life, I’ve always found this verse applicable.

I was initially drawn to it because I do not want ONLY the words of my mouth to be acceptable, but also the meditations of my heart. I was raised in a Christian home; I grew up learning Christian principles. But as a child, I interpreted these principles as a list of rights and wrongs. When my older sister accepted Christ and our friends were saying they were “sisters in Christ,” I followed suit and walked down the church aisle the next Sunday to be baptized so I too could be their “sister in Christ.” This was one of many times I wanted to do what was right, but for the wrong reasons. I went through the motions, but I did not have a change of heart. When I was 15 years old I realized that my relationship with Christ was not a relationship at all. It was then that I committed my life to Jesus.

As I got into radio, this verse took on a whole new importance. I do not have much that qualifies me to be on the air, but God has placed me here. And in radio, words are all we have. So I pray that my words will uplift and encourage and be words acceptable in God’s sight. That my words will be His words.

More recently I have been convicted by these words. I have found myself saying hurtful snarky comments. Before I realize it, I mouth off, and feelings are hurt. Through a bit of reflection, I have realized these unacceptable words are coming from an unacceptable heart. If my heart was right, my words would be right.

Something to work on in 2013…

- Julie

 

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