“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
If you have a mouth and can speak, it’s because God gave it to you. Therefore, what should you do with it? Should you use it to tear down or build up? Should you use
it to bless or to curse? Should you use it to speak kind words or cruel hurtful words? Should you use it to criticize or encourage? Should you use it to speak truth or lies? Should you use it to accuse or to comfort? Should you use it to help or hurt? Should bitterness be in it, should anger come out of it? Should it be used for both good and evil? Blessings and cursing? Faith and fear? Pride or humility?
Should you use it to glorify God or exalt self? Should it be used to praise the Lord and to witness for Him?
What should your mouth be used for? If He gave you your mouth and you belong to Him then all of you– your mouth included– belongs to Him. So that means that you need to speak only what glorifies Him, only what He puts in it, only what He would say, only what would please Him. Sadly, that is not always the case. We often use our mouths as a weapon against one another. We use them to glorify the enemy when we talk like he does. Our mouths are not always like a pleasant stream bringing words of refreshing. They don’t always bring healing. They often do more damage–especially in an already bad situation.
Pay attention today to how you use your mouth. Notice what words come out of it. Who do they sound like, who do they glorify, who do they help or who do they destroy? Are they pleasing to God? Would it be something that He would say? Would it be something that He would want to hear coming from them? If you aren’t using it for His glory, then what does that say about your thankfulness that He has given you a mouth to speak?
Have a great day. He gave me my mouth, it belongs to Him… am I using it for Him?
Coffee Break is a morning devotional written by Lorraine Ezell, and available online and sent by email free of charge for the asking from About the Master’s Business Ministry, Inc.
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