Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. (KJV)
Bluntly…Think Before You Speak. Too many times words spoken in haste, especially in a heated moment, have been the source of ill will and lead to confusion and misunderstanding. Is an inappropriate word or phrase worth the possible loss of a friendship? Weigh your words carefully before speaking. Once a word passes the lips it is unrecoverable. Ask yourself if you would appreciate it if someone said that word to you. Taking only a minute of thought can be worth an hour of talk.
Our Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this day and all of Your blessings in our lives. Abba Lord, have Your Holy Spirit show us how to consider our words before they are spoken. Let us empathize with what another would feel if spoken to in a critical way or a demeaning manner. Teach us how to show others compassion and understanding by how we speak to them in times of need, despair, and correction.
We lift our prayers up to You in the Name of Your Son, Jesus the Christ…Amen.
Good morning to one and all. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours for a safe and wonder-filled day.
May God Bless,