Let the words of my mouth and my social media posts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. (Apologies to David for Ps. 19:14)
I am aware of the far reaching effects of anything posted on the internet, as well as the heights and depths our words can reach into another person’s soul, whether spoken or written. Pretty weighty responsibility, isn’t it?
What comes out of one heart speaks to the heart of someone else. If only the meditations of our hearts were always acceptable. They aren’t, as evidenced by so much of what we see on Twitter and other platforms.
I’ve resisted doing this for a long time. (Years, actually) And I wouldn’t be doing this now if I didn’t feel called to it.
Keeping it in the family, David’s son (probably) said “When words are many, sin is not lacking; so he who controls his speech is wise. ” (Prov. 10:19)
My prayer is that my words will be a blessing, a challenge, amusing, an encouragement, and refreshing. But, in the words of Dr. Seuss, “Sometimes they won’t.”
They will be, only if my heart is in the right place, submitted to the Lord. Words matter. They are weighty. They change things.
But if and when I mess up, I pray that the Lord, as my redeemer (Ps 19:14), will redeem those words and the intentions of my heart to make them into something useful and good.