October 23, 2009

Moms of Preschoolers

MOPS International is an organization based on encouragement for mothers. It has been an honor sharing with the moms attending the October meetings at St. Luke's in Orlando. With one more group to meet next Wednesday, I am praying for God's words, not mine. I am praying for His encouragement, the kind that lasts.

As I prepared for these meetings, the Lord revealed a passage that I have been confusing my whole life. I learned this verse as a little girl.
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, Oh God, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

But I heard: Be pleasing. Be acceptable.

The Lord has shown me this month that I need to be acceptable to Him only. For years now, He has been healing me of working to please others. He does not want to share this honor with my friends or my children. He longs for me to please Him and then allow Him to strengthen my relationships from their foundation. I was aware of this work He was doing in me, but I was so surprised at how He used a verse I know so well. I will watch my words. I will test my heart's thoughts. But most importantly, I will seek to be acceptable to my Redeemer.