Devotional – December 14, 2011

Psalm 141:3–Lord, set up a guard for my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.

Guarding what we say is a difficult job. In James, it’s asked who can tame the tongue. The answer is that only God can control our tongues. We must allow Him to be in control of our mouth and the words that come from it. The mouth is such a powerful influence, it is a moment by moment job to keep it obedient to all that God wants. Only through Christ’s strength and allowing Him to guard the mouth, can it be done.

Lord, I give You control of my mouth. Use it to say what You want. Keep it silent as You want. I surrender control to You.

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