My mouth reveals a lot about me. It is the doorway for my voice. My mouth speaks what my brain tells it to say. My mouth is very revealing about what is going on in my head and my heart. My mouth gives volume to my feelings & emotions. My mouth speaks words of compassion and blessing. My mouth can also speak words of harm and hurtful things. When I’m frustrated and angry, my mouth can get me in trouble, because I say things out of those emotions and my “editing machine” doesn’t function as well in those circumstances. I still have to take responsibility for what I say along with my actions. The things I say are part of the things I do. Paul connects the mouth with the heart with salvation. Check this out….8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 11 As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” 12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, 13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:8-13 NIV)
I really want my mouth to ONLY speak good words – well thought out words. I certainly want my mouth to speak out about what I believe. I also want my heart to stay pure and clean before the Lord. I have to protect it. I have to shield it from the enemy who wants to spread disease inside my heart. The enemy wants to take me out, so that my mouth can’t be a blessing to others.
I believe that my heart and mouth working together as a team really reveal who I am and what I believe. My actions follow both of these. I have to be careful with the words of my mouth because they have the power to cause great pain as well as cause great blessing. I want to profess what I believe about the Lord all the rest of my days on earth. I know that salvation means a home in heaven after this life is finished. I will pursue Him and His heart with my heart so that my mouth continually brings honor to Him!Pressing On! Dwayne