I used to say whatever came to mind. It certainly was not all good. After salvation it has been a constant struggle to speak according to the Word. Now I desire my thoughts and my words to honor God. My language is a lot better…but there is still much room for improvement.
Measure My Words
Measure my words to cause change.
Let it be a profit in the exchange.
Take away added things that are insincere.
Make my plans and intentions perfectly clear.
When self begins to throw about,
Words of fear or words of doubt,
Quickly bring back to mind
Things that bring honor and with the Word align.
Father my thoughts are loud in Your ear,
I pray negative, harmful thinking disappears.
Draw me closer; teach me Your ways,
Fill me up with thanks and praise.
Measure my words; sweet abiding God I serve,
So You are the message I speak. You are the Word.
Join me Lord in word and in song.
Loving, and serving and made strong.
Flavor my life with Your loving touch;
That in encouragement lifts another soul up,
Hear my prayer and all I cannot know to pray.
So tomorrow I better speak and think Your way.
1 Peter 4:11
If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.