Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.
It is no doubt that our mouths have power – to build or tear down. We speak words from the time we wake to the time we sleep. What are we saying to ourselves and others? Are they life sustaining – peace maintaining? God calls us to mind our mouths – every thought doesnt need to be spoken. The tongue can be trained to obey. The old saying “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt.” is the condoning of an undisciplined tongue. It is simply an untruth.
Today use your tongue for the goodness of God. Make it obey – use it to speak hope, love, unity to yourself and those around you. Use them wisely – once spoken can’t be retrieved. Build – uplift and restore in love today.