Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.
Meditation is a thing of the heart; it is a way of connecting our heart with God’s thoughts and bringing understanding to the realm of the human mind. The words of our mouth goes on to determine the meditation of our heart, and vice versa. We must be intentional about what words is in our mouth, and the best word fit for our mouth is the Word of God.
Our mouth is an entrance to our mind, and our mind is an entrance to our heart. When the word in our mouth is the word of God, the meditation of our heart will align. Yet we must be intentional about taking the words in our mouth down into our heart, so that we can muse over it prayerfully until we are able to see what God is saying to us.
Personally, when I read the Bible, maybe just a chapter or less than a chapter, I get to a place where something catches my attention, I could tell that God wants to speak to me at that point. I first underline it, and then begin to think through it. I may ask, Lord, what do you mean by that? Sometimes, what I am reading simply connects with what I have read before, and a new and fuller understanding jumps at me. I simply write that down and prayerfully see through it until I see what God wants to tell me about it, and especially how it connects with me. It sometimes take time, but we must be willing to give that time to hear the voice and instruction of the Father. As we make this a lifestyle, it soon becomes easier than before to hear the voice of the Lord.
When the word of our mouth is the word of God, and the meditation in our heart is the thought of God based on His word, they become acceptable in His sight. He is able to strengthen and fortify us, and redeem us from all impending harms. We are armed with information and revelation of His word. Scripture-based meditation connects us with the revelations of God, we are able to see and enter into His Presence (Lord), Protection (Rock) and Provision (Redemption). We are able to receive of who He is and become more like the Lord.