Good change happens when we make a great effort in a smaller number of things. For today, we are going to prayerfully consider meditating on this verse throughout the day.
The verse we choose today, 6th August is from the Book of Psalms, Chapter 141, verse 3. We have this from 3 versions of the Holy Bible.
Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. (KJV)
Take control of what I say, O Lord, and guard my lips. (NLT)
Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth. (NKJV)
We are aware how we feel good around certain people. When we think about it, it’s the gentleness, goodness and love expressed by these people with the words they use. It’s how they speak, about how they make us feel with the words they use. It’s how their heart overflow gets expressed with the words they express.
In a typical day, the greatest number of interactions we have with people are verbal. The number of times we have other interactions, say eating is only 3 to 5 times in a typical day. The number of times we give or receive gifts is only a few times in a year. There are always exceptions. When I was a child, recall that almost all family friends would find express their love towards the child I was with gifts.
Let’s be loving, considerate and plainly good to the people with words which overflow from a loving heart. Here in todays verse we ask the Lord to take control over the words we speak. Some of us find it easy to jump into conclusions and assumptions and speak what we assume. In this process we hurt people, we bring down people, we pass wrong judgement on people, without ever giving them an opportunity to express or speak matters from their perspective. Incase we are in places of authority as a supervisor or a parent or an elder sibling we may perhaps be doing these be virtue of this.
Sometimes there is every reason to reprimand and speak in the way we speak these days. Yet, those of us who ask, seek, and receive the guidance from the Holy Spirit discover a far superior way of communicating our displeasure and getting the best from people, thus changing the very ecosystem of the world around us. Ultimately, we want change, peace, and joy in our surroundings. Changing our words, seeking the Lords blessings is a superior option for us. Pray and desire for this throughout the day.
Seek the Creators grace, change your words, change your world. Have a blessed day.