Today I opened my bible to Psalm 19 and read this powerful verse, " Let the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, Oh Lord."
Our hearts are like a tree. Our words are like the fruit of that tree. Jesus tells us our words will always reflect our hearts. "For the mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart." Luke 6:45.
Have you ever thought about what 'kind' of heart you have? Do you have an angry heart? A gossiper's heart? A slanderer's heart? A quick-tempered heart? I know I tend to have the quick-tempered heart. Being aware of that, I am able to pray for the Lord to guard my words and be slower to speak and quicker to listen (James 1:19). The only way to fix your mouth is to address the heart. Otherwise, you're just trying to manage a symptom rather than deal with the problem.
The mouth is only saying what the heart is declaring. What is it that you want to declare? For me, I want to declare goodness, connection, hope, encouragement, and love to those around me, especially to my children who hang on every word.
God is listening to every word we say. In order to truly watch your mouth, we should first watch our hearts. You never know how powerful your words can be in someone else's life. So, season your speech with God's grace and people will want to come back to you for more- More love, more encouragement, more life-giving affirmation, more truth. . . They will want more!
Invite God into your words today, into your language, into your conversations. Make Psalm 19:14 one of your daily prayers!
Song: Brian Torwalt- Praise will be My Song
Grateful 5: (write down 5 things that I am thankful for) DONE.
I missed my early morning crossfit workout so I got down to business with this workout:
-1 minute hight knees
-20 jump squats
-20 lunges (10 each side)
-10 mountain climbers
"Makin' Jesus Famous"