For This Child I Pray | Week 26

“O Lord, who shall sojourn in your tent? Who shall dwell on your holy hill? He who walks blamelessly and does that what is right and speaks truth in his heart.” —Psalm 15:1-2

You know the conversations…the little conversations that we have with ourselves that seem meaningless; the ones that many times we do not even realize we are having. These heart-to-heart conversations and negotiations are a sure sign of what we believe and who we think we are.

When reading Psalm 15, we are asked to consider who deserves to dwell in the presence of God. The author responds with a list of characteristics that we must possess to dwell with the Lord. At first glance, we fall short: “He who walks blamelessly and does what is right.” We all know that per Colossians 1:22, Christ is the only one who is blameless. But, where does that leave us? Christ died for us, because He knew we could not save ourselves. Through His kindness, He provided us with the Holy Spirit so that we can continue to push through failures and shortcomings by pursuing His holiness.

As you continue reading, the next part of the verse says that the one who dwells with the Lord “speaks truth in his heart.” Take a closer look at this part. This is an internal action, not an external one. This verse is about the truth you speak to yourself. This is about the multiple conversations you have with yourself daily. What is being said in these conversations? Are these conversations filled with truths from God’s word? Are these conversations filled with the good news and promises of Jesus (John 14:6)?

As you pray for your child this week, pray for his or her heartbeat. Pray that this little heart growing inside of you will know Jesus and be transformed by the Gospel. Pray that your child will walk so intimately with the Lord that truth will speak loud and clear. Pray that your child knows, hears, and follows His voice. Along with praying for your child’s heartbeat, pray for your own heart, and thank Him for the grace He has given. Ask Him to remind you of how much you need the grace He freely gives.