“It isn’t just about cosmetics or clothing. What makes a young woman truly attractive comes from her heart” (Lynn G. Robbins, “True Beauty“).
We all should get a makeover once in a while and the makeover that I’m talking about today is a makeover that the media will not let you in. This makeover will completely change your outlook on life and even yourself. This is spiritual cleansing that will help us all (yes, including me) to become more like the young woman (and young man) God wants us to be. But just remember, this isn’t just a one day cleansing. We have to check or examine ourselves everyday to see where we need to be with God.
Today, let’s talk about that big opening in the middle of your face that we call our mouths. Sure we all need a little moisture on our lips, however, I’m not going to talk about lip balm or lip gloss. I want to talk to you today about controlling our mouths. How many times during the day do words slip off your tongue each day? A lot, huh? Well, maybe we do a lot more talking than we actually take the time to listen. And that’s were the trouble starts.
When we allow our mouths get the best of us and allow anything to slip off our tongues this can led to destruction. Not just for us, but for others as well. Even in the book of Proverbs 21:23 it states that, “whoever keeps his mouth and his tongue keeps himself out of trouble.” Just this one verse can save us a lot of heartache, pain, and trouble. However, sometimes we allow ourselves to talk and ramble on before we even think about what we’re saying. I know I do.
Do you tend to gossip (or even find yourself inclining your ears towards gossip?) Do you sometimes let yourself talk before you think what you’re saying?(I know I do sometimes) Do you tend to find yourself arguing over nonsense constantly? Well, let’s just comprehend on this verse in Psalms: “Keep your tongue from evil and your lips from speaking deceit” (Psalm 34:13). That should make it pretty clear, huh? We all need to control our tongues. I know it can be hard at times, especially when you are itching to tell your girlfriends the latest news or when you want to bite someone’s head off so bad. However, the Bible makes it pretty clear of how important it is to control ourselves. But with God’s help we can do this (For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.-Philippians 4:13). So let’s all start this week off right by trying to think before we speak and controlling our tongues. Yes, this includes me…Lord, help me!
Verses for Today and your thoughts:
- (Ephesians 4:29) Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
- (Proverbs 15:1) A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
- (1 Samuel 16:7) “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord
- (Matthew 15:18) But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.