You are snared with the words of your lips, you are caught by the speech of your mouth. Proverbs 6:2
What do you talk about more than anything else? Have you ever listened, I mean really listened to what comes out of your mouth? I challenge you to take a day and measure your words.
Psalm 20:7 Amp says, “Some trust in and boast of chariots and some of horses, but we will trust in and boast of the name of the Lord our God.” What does that mean? I believe it’s to remember and talk about the goodness of the Lord.
Do you know that when you’re talking about Gods goodness in your past and present, you spend less time talking and thinking about the problems you’re facing in the now? I still remember Philippians 4:8-9 because it tells us WHAT to think about. How easy is that, right?
It’s like God is giving us a choice of what’s behind door number 1, 2 or 3 and saying, choose door number 1-it has the good stuff! I mean, who wouldn’t choose door 1? I’ll tell you who, it’s those who have a Bible sitting on their table but don’t open it, even when they’re facing life size problems. They seek out others who have a quick answer, a feel good word, who’ve already spent time with God, it’s just easier.
My precious friend, that’s just not right! You can’t KNOW God through someone else and reap all the benefits of that friendship. II Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
What does that mean? Don’t just take someone else’s interpretation of the Word without studying it for yourself. You read it and ask God to lead you into deeper understanding and relationship with Him.
Father, I want to know You for myself. Be my friend. Not through my pastor, my worship leader or someone who has a deep relationship with you. I want to know you for me, because each friend I have brings something unique into our relationship, I want to be unique to You. Help me to remember to measure my words today and speak of Your goodness to everyone I meet. There is no one like You, Lord. Your goodness is from everlasting to everlasting.