Text: 2 Chronicles 8-11; Psalm 104:1-23
The Psalms are rich. Words of prayer written by men, yet inspired by the Holy Spirit, they give us a portrait of what our prayers can be. Last night in our life group we spoke of how they portray honesty, praise and dependence. Today we read Psalm 104 – this verse is underlined in my Bible:
May my meditation be pleasing to him,
for I rejoice in the Lord. (Psalm 104:34)
What are our meditations? What do we think about? How about those conversations that go on inside our heads – do we consider that the Lord eavesdrops on them all? This verse brings me a fresh awareness that my thoughts, my meditations matter. ” As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7 KJV).
Are my thoughts pure, noble, God-honoring, loving, hopeful? Are they selfish, coarse, hostile, negative? This verse is a wish expressed to God, a prayer for His help and a commitment all wrapped into one. To pray these words can be a game changer. Will you claim Psalm 104:34 as your own prayer?
in Him, Mike