Good Morning Friend,
The above verse is going to be my guiding force this week. In so many areas of my life, I need to watch my mouth. Recently, I was at my doctor’s office for my yearly physical and was told that I am pre-diabetic. Before my doctor prescribes medicine, I am to try to monitor my eating limiting bad carbs and counting fat grams each day. Day one was a ……disaster. I had purchased Kobe beef and made Jim and I burgers for lunch. THEN, after consuming the whole burger, I looked at the fat and calories. WHAMO!!! 430 calories and 70 fat grams—not counting the bun and cheese. What an eye opener! This week I intend to be alter and much, much more self-controlled. Of course, I am not sure what my Tuesday post will be like. But for now at least, I am alert. Perhaps that is always a good first step.
What about you, my friend, in what way to you need to monitor your mouth? Do you need to be alert to the amount of sugar you consume? Or alcohol? Or sedatives or tranquilizers?
Maybe it’s not what is going into your mouth, but what is spewing forth. Perhaps, the words leaving your lips might be a bit judgmental. Or coarse language spills out when tired or angry. Or self-defeating words flow continually leaving you depressed or guilt-ridden.
Let me give you a word of encouragement. The verse preceding our theme this morning is: “Cast all your anxiety on Him for He cares for you” (verse 7). We don’t have to carry this burden alone. If we come to our Father, He will help us. We can do all thing (make all changes necessary) through Christ. With God nothing is impossible. We can monitor our mouth. Working through changes and relying on God for strength. Linda