Sunday, January 28, 2007
Let the words of my mouth
After a week of working in a very public setting, and endeavoring to befriend and serve person after person in a Christ-like manner, and after having many of those people respond to me in a positive manner, I'd begun to develop a certain mindset about myself. Adding into that mindset was a phone call and interview with Pottery Barn Kids in which they sought me out to work for them part time (and expressed interest in having me full time if I were interested). I was told that one of the managers just really liked me and wanted me to work for them there. So unknowingly, I was developing this mindset.
This was my mindset: I'm pretty good with people. I kind of know what to say.
But my Precious Father did not let me stay ignorant to my heart condition for long. I cracked open my One Year Bible and read about Moses pleading with the Lord over his commission to speak to Pharaoh. He is apparently the opposite of me, and does not want to go and speak. But the Lord addresses me and Moses with the same applicable words: "Who makes a person's mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what you say."
So here is what I realized: God is sovereign over my words. Of course He is! He has made my mouth. He has instructed me in what I say. Do I actually believe this? Or do I continue in sin, refusing to bow my head and humble myself? How sincerely do I believe my theology? I pray that God will grant me grace to make my view of His sacred place of honor play out in every aspect of my life, knowing that a day of good work and meeting good people is a mercy from Him! Oh God! Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in THY sight, Oh, Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer!