I’ll huff and puff and busy myself in the never ending chores of an evening
Reference: Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth. (Psalm 54:2 NIV)
Explore: I run a fairly tight ship around the house and I admit that I can get a bit stroppy if my husband is late home from work. If this is the case, instead of greeting him with a loving smile, I’ll huff and puff and busy myself in the never ending chores of an evening.
There are some rare occasions when I am not upset by my husband’s lateness. But due to my previous reactions my husband will come home expecting me to be grumpy.
No matter what I say, he will assume I’m saying it with anger even though I’m actually feeling ok.
Application: I’m sure you never have communication problems in your relationships (!!) but there are times when we misinterpret what the other is saying. Thankfully this is not the case in our relationship with God.
God hears the words of our mouth, but because He also understands what is in our heart, He probably understands us better than we understand ourselves. This doesn’t mean that we don’t use our words to communicate with Him, but it does mean that when we don’t have the words, He knows where we are at anyway.
Prayer: Lord, hear my prayer. You are loving and powerful and You inspire me to be a better person. May I never stop declaring Your wonder. Amen.
What do you have to say to God today?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.