Psalm 141:3-5 (NKJV) Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice wicked works With men who work iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies. Let the righteous strike me; It shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it. For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.

Let what you confess with your lips match your life. And David takes it to another level by saying “let the words that pass over your lips match your confession.” If we say that we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, then our life ought to prove it. All that we do ought to be done as on to the Lord, including the words that we say. Don’t praise God on Sunday and say offensive things on Monday. Speak life. Speak hope. Speak love. “Joy will fall like rain when you speak life with the things you say.” Always remember that you are a child of God, and conduct yourself accordingly. For while we are in the world, we are not of it, just as Christ is not of the world. For as the old saying goes “the boat should be in the ocean, but it is tragic when the ocean is in the boat.” The more we take this to heart, the more completely we fulfill God’s will and accomplish His purpose in our life. Live your life in Christ, abide in Him, and He will abide in you. For “The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much” (James 5:16 NKJV). Why is it that “whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight” (1 John 3:22 NKJV). Friends, we ought to follow David’s example and ask God to keep the door of our lips. So, that we will not incline our hearts toward any evil thing. If we walk uprightly in Christ, then our prayers will be powerful before God our heavenly Father.

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.