Watch your mouth!

There is power in agreement; didn’t you think that was a powerful opening statement? Now back it up…but first I have to insert a parenthetical statement and tell you something that reminded me of something my daddy said. One Sunday at the end of his Sunday morning sermon he announced for everyone to be sure and be there for the evening service because he was going to preach on the “Penitentiary of the Damned“! The people murmured and said that sounded like it was going to be an important “Word” and were anxious to hear it! As a kid sitting in the back seat of the ’55 gray Olds I heard him tell my mother, “I don’t know what made me announce that title, I don’t have a thing on it!” He went home and “got before the Lord” and came up with a sermon to match the title! So, having said that, tonight I had the wonderful experience of being an audience to my children talking and starting one subject going to the next, laughing, mimicking each other, laughing and talking more. The Giants and Packers continued to play paying us no mind whatever and I have not enjoyed myself that much in a very long time. When my son got up and stretched getting ready to leave there was one more thing that had to be said and we were all laughing as he imitated my grandson, who is quickly becoming a man. I thought of the scripture in Amos 3:3 that says, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?”

There is nothing worse than having family members that have turned against each other and are no longer friends. I have seen it happen and usually no one can remember how it even got started! Proverbs 17:28 says, “Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent with their mouths shut, they seem intelligent.”  Sometimes it is better to leave something unsaid rather than say it out loud exposing yourself to a) judgment b) ridicule c) opening a wound d) making yourself vulnerable. That list may be redundant, I just wrote it as I thought it. We are neither Jesus, John the Baptist, nor Peter or Paul, they were able to call people vipers and hypocrites but they lived lives that backed up their words. With us, we all live in glass houses so throwing stones is not only unwise, it is downright stupid.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 says, “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? ” When Jesus sent His disciples out to minister He sent them in pairs so they had help, back up and agreement! Matthew 18:19-20 “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” To me that is a big deal! Answer to prayers come from agreement, so if you are not at peace with the people around you how can you expect to get answers to your prayers?

The way to keep the peace a lot of times is to simply guard your mouth!

The Psalmist said in 19:14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 141:3 Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips. Good advice from brother David! You can keep from offending someone and erase the chance that you might get repeated! If you say things that you don’t mind being repeated, then you don’t have to worry that someone will “quote” you. I put that in quotation marks because most times the quotes are actually MIS-quotes! Put good things in, Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of justice.

Pray that He will “guard your mouth” and “keep watch over the door of your lips!” and everybody said amen!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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2 Responses to Watch your mouth!

  1. Patricia Bowen says:

    A word to the wise is suff. (SO I’m keeping mum)!!!!!

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