Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It gives secrets. Important ones. Things that you wouldn’t think of, and if you did, you wouldn’t know. Psalms 17:3 – Though you probe my heart and examine me at night, though you test me, you will find nothing; It amazed me when I was younger that David was confident that God could search his heart and find nothing. That was amazing to me, knowing how often I fell short. I didn’t want God examining me, I was depending on His mercy! But David gave a secret to a blameless heart, in the very next sentence. “I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.” David’s secret to being blameless. I have resolved that my mouth will not sin. He kept a guard on his tongue – he didn’t just say what he felt, or what his tongue wanted to say, He chose, he didn’t let his tongue choose. David knew sin starts with your mouth. It’s what chooses – of all the passing thoughts in your head – which one you will spend time on, and think about. And your mouth is what fills your heart, it’s what determines what your heart is filled with – which will then come out. Praise God if your heart is mixed, or filled with the wrong thing - You can just fill it right now with something else, something way better! Get His Word in your heart, and your heart will be filled with something different. Praying that you will ask God what PRISM Topic to take with you today. To fill your heart with His Word in your mouth. You resolve with your mouth, not to sin with your mouth. Sin is to ‘fall short.’ So when David resolved to not sin with his mouth, He determined (by God’s Grace) not to say anything that God said He shouldn’t say, and equally not fail to say what God said He should say. He resolved that neither would his tongue be insufficient, apathetic, or negligent – in filling his mind and heart with what is Good. That’s why He was always reading God’s Word, and speaking it out loud. He was always saying how much He loved God’s Word. He spoke it into his heart – and because that’s what he was always speaking, it became what He was always doing. His mouth, speaking God’s Word, made him an obeyer. That’s why God said, Acts 13:22 – I have found David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart, he will do whatever I want him to do. (His words became God’s Words – so his heart was after God’s own heart). Your mouth is the start of either sin, or obedience. Praise God His Word is more powerful than your old nature, what your tongue would normally say. You can “not sin” with your mouth. Instead, you can use it to put God’s Word and His truth in your heart – so your life will follow your words, filled with God’s Word of truth and life and success. Praying that will resolve not to sin with your mouth, but even more that you will resolve to obey with your mouth, to fill your heart, to rejoice in the LORD, to bless and not curse, to believe and not doubt, to build up and not tear down. That you will be established by the words of your mouth – that are always filled with the Word of God - The Word of Truth, the Word of faith, and the Word of Hope.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!