The words you say to yourself in silence will eventually have a voice. The daily processing, the repeated mumbled frustrations and also the disciplined meditations. Your inside voice echoes out here.
We can hear your private thoughts and trace the roads you've let your mind travel by following the words that come out of your mouth. We aren't that complicated, us humans. I hear through you.
You talk sideways about your leader and I hear the insecurity that's loud in your thoughts. You're full of answers but ask few questions and I hear your need for approval. You go quiet when I attempt to share some dirt, and there's conviction in your silence.
When our kids were young and silly they would hide their face with their hands and believe they were invisible. I think we adults attempt something similar with our calculated words... The heart leaks though. The offence and ego that you nurse privately creep into the words you share. As does the grace that follows the wrangling of repentance and sacrifice of worship.
Watch where you wander.
And so, a challenge from David to steer us right today:
May the words that come out of my mouth and the musings of my heart
meet with Your gracious approval,
O Eternal, my Rock,
O Eternal, my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14 The Voice