Here are a couple of powerful verses from Psalm 141:4-5 “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who do iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies.”
What A Powerful Prayer! “Set A Guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over my lips.” I consider myself to be a half way decent person and I know a lot of people who are really good people, but I was thinking: Out of all of the people who I know, including myself – we all have a problem with our mouths. We say things that we shouldn’t and we get involved in conversations that tear down, rather than build up.
We Need Supernatural Help! David who wrote the Psalms was a good man, but even he knew that he needed God’s help and so he prayed the above mentioned prayer. The first step to getting help is admitting that you have a problem. If you don’t like to admit that you have a problem, then call it a challenge.
Power In Our Words! I want my words to build up and advance the cause of Christ! I am not talking about religious talk. I am talking about using the power of the words that we speak for good and not for evil. I am talking about using the power of the words that we speak for moving life in a positive direction.
Work On This Today! Take some time today to think about your words – what you say and what you don’t say! Think about your conversations – do people walk away closer to being who God created them to be or do they walk away a little more distant because of a wedge that you may have inserted?
Ask God to set a guard over your mouth and keep watch over the door of your lips! It will really make a difference in your life, in the lives of others and in the ministry of the Kingdom!
One thought on “Taking On The Mouth!”
This one is on my mind constantly! Sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes it’s about saying nothing at all. (That’s hard for me) I always think about what you say in your sermons, Is it building up? If it’s not building up, don’t say it.
I caught myself talking bad about someone on TV! I had to apologize out loud and to the television! Great food for thought and thanks for the reminder!
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