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


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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