Before you “shoot off your mouth” make sure your brain is loaded and your heart is right!

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Anyone else ever, like me, “pop off” with their mouth and then wish you hadn’t? Ever wish you could increase the persuasiveness and influence of your words? I read this wise advice from Proverbs this morning during “coffee with the Lord” … and then I prayed what David prayed…

Here’s what Proverbs advises…

“Sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness! … The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips. Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” (From Proverbs 16:21-24 ESV)

And my prayer?

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer!” (Psalm 19:14)

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth! Keep watch over the door of my lips! (Psalm 141:3)

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