Words from the Heart for Tuesday October 20th, 2020
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
Psalm 139:4 (NIV)
Before I Speak
The website International Language Academy Canada explains to new Canadians and visitors what the term “eh” means. It says “Eh is also used as a question tag to reinforce the listener’s interest or agreement. By adding Eh at the end of a sentence, declarative statements become questions. For example, if we add Eh after the weather is nice out, it now means the weather is nice out, don’t you agree? Pretty easy, Eh? It is like a way of trying to keep the listener engaged.”
Have you ever heard a conversation between two people who are so close it sounds like they are finishing off each other’s sentences? This is particularly so with a couple who have been married for a long time and who are sharing memories. In a healthy relationship, people know each other so well they can predict what they are going to say even before the other person speaks. If this sometimes happens between human beings, the Bible tells us that it is even more so in our relationship with our Creator God. Psalm 139:4 says, “Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.” God knows you so well. He created you and has seen all that has shaped your life, making you who you are today. No one knows you like Jesus. And He loves you deeply. Since He knows your heart anyway, you can feel safe unburdening yourself on Him. In doing so, you will find freedom and peace. 1 Peter 5:7 puts it this way: “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” Take some time to do this and experience the fullness of His love for you.
These have been words from the heart.