Psalm 141:3: “Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips.”
Have you ever walked into a room full of people or up to a group of “friends” and feel the tension as they become quiet with your appearance? You just know they’re talking about you, right? Maybe, maybe not! But nevertheless, it’s a horrible feeling.
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What do you feel when you hear/read the word gossip? Most people when asked that question say they don’t like it; they think it’s wrong. The funny thing is almost everyone does it…but I must say unconsciously because they’ve become immune to their own form of gossiping!
The word gossip is a noun and means: “Idle talk, rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of another.” Hmmm, personal or private creates a conundrum with the use of social media, but still, anything we say about another, if it can’t be said in front of that same person, shouldn’t be said!
When we gossip, it says more about us than about the one we’re talking about!
Gossip is like alcohol, legal but deadly! It causes so much damage. Father, help us to live by the golden rule: If we don’t have nothing nice to say about another, let us say nothing at all.
Set a guard, O Lord, over our mouths. Help us to keep watch over the door of our lips and practice saying nothing at all unless it edifies them and glorifies you.
Learning and unlearning
In the midst of this season, may we push the pause button to not only read these words, but to allow them to digest in our soul, be planted in our hearts and bloom in our lives.
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Get yourself something warm to drink and get comfy and cozy as you read this love letter from the heart of God thru Debra
Good morning, My bride.
Life is good for the one who is generous and charitable, conducting affairs with honesty and truth. In order for the world around you to see you're different, you must be different. See, you have been called to righteousness and that is in every area of your life. When dealing with your family, portray Me and treat them as I treat you. Love and respect your family, even if they are not treating you the best.
Look at every situation with My eyes. Ask Me to show you what to do, what to say and what not to say. Set boundaries for I desire you to be loving but not abused. Look at situations in your work and dealing with others.
Don't be afraid to show your real self for I am your God. You don't have to be on a soapbox to let My Light shine through you. Being kind, honest, generous and trustworthy stands out like a beacon in this dark age. Don't be the voice of reason; be My voice, the voice of the Living God.
Beloved, declare My Word…