Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Engage brain before opening mouth.....

Have you ever said something without really thinking it thru first?
Boy, I have, and wished 1,000 times over that I could take it back...but it's too late...it's already out there....some body's already heard it....and I'm sweating, praying, that whatever it is I've said won't be repeated....and somebody say,
"Let me tell you what Deb told me"!!!!!
In our Sunday school class, our teacher made the comment that we should always think about what we're fixing to say before we say it. That really stuck in my mind and I felt like she was talking just to me. Now...if you don't have a problem with talking too much....or have never said something and wished you hadn't....if you've never gossipped....listened to gossip....or repeated gossip.....then, don't even read the rest of this post....because if I'm the only one who gets anything out of my precious teacher's lesson....and I'm the only one needing these verses of scripture....then, that's okay!!!

Dear Lord, please forgive me for gossiping.

Psalm 34:13 (NLT)
Then keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies!

Dear Lord....I want to use my tongue to praise YOU!!!

Psalm 35:28 (NLT)
Then I will proclaim your justice, and I will praise you all day long.

Dear Lord.....teach me Your ways.....I'll try to be quiet and listen to Your still small voice. Show me, dearest Savior...what I've done wrong.... shine Your Holy Light into my entire being and show me where I need to improve....wrongs I need to set right....people I've hurt that I need to apologize to.

Job 6:24 (NLT)
Teach me, and I will keep quiet. Show me what I have done wrong.

Dear Lord...please help me to forgive those who say things about me...who hurt my feelings....those who do it on purpose, and those who don't even realize what they're doing, or saying.

Psalm 109:2 (NIV)
For wicked and deceitful men have opened their mouths against me; they have spoken against me with lying tongues.

My Dear Precious Savior....I only want my tongue to be used to uphold and praise and laugh...and sing....to only be used for good. I want more than anything to share YOU with others, Lord. I want the whole world to know what You've done for me...for all of us!!!

Psalm 126:2 (NIV)
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

Dear Lord...I want my mouth to be used to help others...to make them feel better, to bring healing to their wounded hearts, to make them feel loved. I never want any kind of deceit, or evil to be in my words. Lord, You know...You know...this hasn't always been the way with me. But, this is my prayer, that EVERYTHING that I do....I do for your glory...and that my tongue will show that I have Jesus in me!!!
Proverbs 15:4 (NIV)
The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.

Dear Lord....I know that my tongue is a very small part of my body, but it can do such great damage, just like a tiny spark can destroy an entire forest. Please help me to remember what Ms. Thelma has taught us....to think about what I'm fixing to say before I say it!!!

James 3:5 (NIV)
Likewise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts.
Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.

Dear Lord....I strive to be a Proverbs 31 Woman. I know I'll never get there, until I reach my heavenly HOME!!! Just as I started to type these words to you, Lord....the precious words to the song "Homesick" started playing...oh, Precious Savior, how I love You....how I want to be the woman You would have me to be!! I want someday for you to take my hand...take my face into Your Hands, Precious Jesus....and say...."Well Done, My Child"!!!
In Your Most Precious and Holy Name....AMEN!!!
Proverbs 31:26 (NLT)
When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness.
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


  1. Ouch! Been there done that! I am so thankful this morning for His Mercy and His Grace. Many times have I regretted the words that came up out of me. What a wonderful encouragement today.

  2. We are liars if we say we haven't been there and have broken one of His commandments. Been there too and have regretted those words. Thanks for the blog. It does open ones eye.


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24