Having recently returned from a writer’s conference I am acutely aware of the power of words – both spoken and written.
I tried to write a post yesterday, but my mind was blank. I couldn’t think of any topic to write about that might interest you, my readers. Since you trust me not to spam your mail with meaningless words, I usually apply the following process. I stop to pray and ask the Lord if He has something for me to say. If I don’t get a response right away, which is usual, I make an attempt to adjust my hearing and heart to listen for what the Lord has to say.
The Bible puts it this way:
Before my quiet time this morning I again prayed, asking the Lord if He had anything for me to say. Then I went on to my reading the Bible, praying, and journaling. My guys were at the men and boys’ prayer meeting at our church so I was able to get some extended time with the Lord. This doesn’t happen often, so I took full advantage of it and leisurely read some selections in the Bible that had been speaking to me of late.
Our enemy likes to use our written and spoken words to damage Christ’s reputation, so it is an area where we need to remain vigilant. When I will be speaking I often ask the Lord to set a guard on my mouth, and then I try to listen carefully to the promptings of the Holy Spirit as I go about my day.
Since her words and actions reach so many people she is very careful about all she says and does. I do think she struggled with acceptance, but she came out stronger and still able to acknowledge that this cancer too is a gift from God.
Will you join me in praying that the Lord will set a guard over our mouths so we don’t damage His name with our words?
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