“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psa. 19:14.
When life throws a curve ball at you, how do you react? Bro. Steve Price in his message at the Northeast Conference stated the quick reaction to a situation is expressed by the mouth. What is your reaction when someone cuts you off on the highway or offends you in some other way? When life becomes mundane and tiring what are the words that proceed out of the mouth?
I know of a father and son who were engaged in their profession of cutting out clay bricks. These kind of clay bricks were used to build houses in the past in Kerala, India. Both were believers. They did not have much but were rich spiritually. As they went about doing their tedious job in a pit cutting bricks of clay, they sang. “My beloved is good to me. In the furnace of my trials He is with me always. There is not a friend like Jesus”. Only a person who trusts in God can do this in adverse circumstances of life. They praise and thank God. Their meditation and words are pleasing to man and God.
In contrast to that we have heard people curse when things are going wrong. They swear and use unkind words. Our Lord said, “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Mat 12:34. When evil is always in the heart it brings out what is in the heart. The person who trusts God always wants to prevent his tongue from cursing and speaking evil. We have to always make sure our words and meditation of the heart is pleasing to the Lord no matter what the circumstance is. This is easier said than done. It takes into consideration our thought process. If it is pleasing to the Lord our words will be pleasing to the Lord and men. We can tame our tongue if our thoughts are pure and holy.
When life throws a curve ball at you, start praising God. He will see you through. AMEN