Friday, April 24, 2020

Dear Friends,
I wanted to make you aware of that as of next week my schedule for publishing my devotionals will be changing temporarily. You will be receiving them only on Wednesday Thursday and Saturday. At the end of the summer I will return to publishing Wednesday through Saturday.
Devotional 4/24/20
“Guard Your Words!”
by Dona Hake

We are on day three of meditating on the word ~guard~. Today and tomorrow we will continue to focus on guarding our lips. Our mouths can get us into a lot of trouble or they can be used as instruments of our Lord as we speak His Word to build our faith and  encourage one other. I have a handful of scriptures that exhort us to be very careful of the words we speak. Today I am sharing from Psalm 141.

“God, give me grace to guard my lips from
speaking what is wrong. Guide me away from
temptation and doing evil. Save me from
sinful habits and from keeping company with
those who are experts in evil. Help me not to
share in their sin in any way!”   Psalm 141:3-4 – TPT

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep
watch over the door of my lips [to keep
me from speaking thoughtlessly].” Psalm 141:3 -AMP

We need to think before we speak… plain and simple!  Philippians 4:8 shows us what our thoughts need to be resting on.
“So keep your thoughts continually fixed
on all that is authentic and real, honorable
and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure
and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your
thoughts on every glorious work of God,
praising him always. Follow the example of all
that we have imparted to you and the God of peace
will be with you in all things.” 
Philippians 4:8-9 – The Passion Translation
Look closely at the end of this scripture… Paul said, “Follow the example of all that we have imparted to you and
the God of peace will be with you in all things. ..”
Today let us look to Him to be the God of all peace in all things... that includes our thoughts and words. May we permit Him to instruct and guard our mouths that we will not speak thoughtless words that could hurt anyone around us, therefore hindering our testimony. We will look even closer at this tomorrow. Have a blessed day!