The Bible talks about tasting the Word of God and compares language to the vivid experience of a strong flavor (Psalm 119:103, Hebrews 6:5). I will never forget when an elder lady from a neighboring church hugged me and whispered an encouragement in my ear. I would have been embarrassed had anyone else heard her, but she was perfectly discreet and outlandishly kind. Her words brought healing to my soul. She made me feel valued and loved just as I am. That memory still makes me feel good because her words had a strong flavor, sweet and soothing. As that…
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 From the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks. The Psalmist was aware of this truth when he wrote this verse. How important it is that we are careful what things we meditate upon, as they are most likely to show up in our speech. If we meditate upon the Word of God, then that is what we will probably speak about when we are with other people. People who have been hurt in…
Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14, Holy Bible, King James Version).
Thoughts and words need God’s approval. Thoughts rehearsed can be revised for clarity, gentleness, or better choice of words before verbalizing. Once spoken, words are permanent. They will be peaceful or destructive, depending on how successfully the thoughts were edited before they became words.
Prayer: Lord, help me to think positive things that reflect Your blessings and goodness. If my thoughts are like You, then my words will be like You also. When my speech reflects You, so will I. Guide my thoughts to produce words pleasing to You. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore
From In the Right Place: A Gallery of Treasured Moments © 2006, Violet Carr Moore