Zip your mouth! Guard your heart!
Good advice eh? Hey if King David had to make it a matter of prayer, believe me, so do I! If there are any issues that I struggle with on a regular basis – any issues that get me into trouble – these are the issues… what my mouth utters and what my heart entertains! Do I hear a witness?!
So today, during my time of “coffee with the Lord,” I made King David’s prayer my own…
“O Lord, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you! Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips! Do not let my heart incline to any evil, to busy myself with wicked deeds in company with men who work iniquity.” (from Psalm 141:1-4 ESV)