biteth thy tongue when it's begging to be free

“I said, ‘I will guard my ways,
    that I may not sin with my tongue;
I will guard my mouth with a muzzle,
    so long as the wicked are in my presence.'” ~ Psalm 39:1, ESV

Watch your words and hold your tongue;
    you’ll save yourself a lot of grief.” ~ Proverbs 21:23, MSG

Guard Your Heart and Biteth Thy Tongue

Lord, I desire to honor You in all things — to glorify Your Name throughout the earth. Truly, I do! But my tongue! I need to “biteth thy tongue” more, and do so faster before it breaks free.

I need Your help. You have given me self-control. You have placed love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, and long-suffering within me. You have equipped me with the ability to restrain myself.

But I need the want-to.

There is so much craziness in this world — chaos, corruption, deception … the list goes on as we wait for Your return. And when confronted with it, it can be very difficult to “biteth thy tongue.”

You instruct me and all of Your children to pursue peace with everyone — to represent You well in this fallen world. We are to be IN this world, but not OF this world. That requires the discipline of “biteth thy tongue,” doesn’t it, Lord?

That requires the remembrance of , “But by the grace of God, go I.”

We need to speak Truth, but do so with love.

For God So Loved the World …

Help me see others through Your eyes. Help me love them with Your love that is pure and unconditional, and keep eternity in view. I want my love for You to draw others to You.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pure and pleasing to You, Lord.

In the Name of Jesus I pray,

Amen — let it be so

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Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com

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Sweet blessings to you,

NAN