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It’s Quiet Time…

Psalm 141:3 (ESV) 3 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips!

Bet you’ve never done this:  hanging around just talking with people when all of a sudden, it’s like an out-of-body experience.  You watch words fly out of your mouth.  Your brain is telling you to HUSH, BE QUIET, DON’T SAY THAT but your mouth just doesn’t listen.  It keeps going and going like the EverReady Bunny.  Those are my worse nightmares, but happen while I am awake I’m afraid to admit.

Was reading yesterday and saw this verse and wondered ‘where it had been all my life’.  I believe it is a prayer we should all say every hour of every day.  God’s word says there is life and death in the tongue that is why we have to be very careful not only what we say but how we say it.  If you wouldn’t say it if Jesus were physically beside you – DON’T say it because He really is there.  There’s an old saying – If you don’t have anything good to say, don’t say anything.  It’s true.  (I can bet that the world would be a lot quieter place if we followed it.)  Life and death, sometimes we do hold the key with our words.

My prayer is that the Lord would help me to watch what I say and how I say it…that I use my words and actions to encourage those around me…that I can be a testimony to the power of words.  How about you?

I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day!

Me?…Fear? You’ve Got to be Kidding!

Psalm 32:7 (NIV) 7 You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.  Selah

‘Out of Turn…’

Psalm 139:4 (ESV) 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
     Before I get started I just wanted to say…I KNOW God is my creator, I KNOW He knows everything about me, I KNOW He is not surprised by anything I say or do – BUT – when I read this verse it definitely made me stop and think about myself.  I had never seen it in the light He showed me today.
     Even before…that means that what I am thinking about saying or say without thinking He knows.  My heart cries, Lord forgive me!  Help me to be a better person.  Help me to hold my tongue, to control the thoughts that want to become words.  Even beforeCreate a right spirit in me.  Cleanse me of anything that would bring shame to Your name.  Help me to live in You and Your will each moment, each second of my life.  Even before…makes you think about things you’ve said, doesn’t it?  It did me.
     My prayer is that I can have a deeper relationship with Jesus so I won’t have to worry about ‘Even before’…that my thoughts and ways are in sync with the will of my Father…that people around me can see how God is daily changing my attitudes and personality. How about you?
I pray everyone has a GREAT and BLESSED day.