Word Mastery

Posted by Dion Todd May 15th, 2024 1,261 Views 25 Comments

Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips. Psalms 141:3 WEB.

David prayed that the Lord would set a guard over his mouth to keep him from saying things that he should not. James said, "If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well" (James 3:3). If you can control your tongue, then you can control the rest of your body. Then James warned us that blessing and cursing should not flow out of the same source.

In the Old Testament (Numbers 14:28), the Lord said, "What I have heard you say, I will do to you." In the New Testament (Matthew 12:36), Jesus said: "I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words, you will be condemned."

So we have a continuing pattern through scripture: The words that come out of your mouth directly affect your life and circumstances. It was covered in the Old Testament and continues through the New Testament.

A mentor of mine used to say: "Words unspoken, you are their master. Words once spoken, you are their slave."

Don't speak negative things about your life, your family, or those around you. Say good things about them, or learn to say nothing at all. Stay positive in your speech. When you are speaking today, listen to the words that you are saying. Like David, pray that God sets a guard over your mouth and that He makes you aware of your speech.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You set a guard over my lips and let me hear what comes out of my mouth. Please forgive me for the things that I have said wrong and cleanse my heart. For out of the abundance of my heart, my mouth speaks. Please help me be a positive influence on those around me today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Wesley Paulus commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen!




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Anna Sword-Myers commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Would be wonderful if the Bible verses were high lighted so we could just click on them and they would come up. Not sure that I can explain it right. Thanks for listening! Anna Sword/Myers



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Dion Todd

1 month ago

That is something we plan to add, Anna. We still have a long way to go in developing this site.


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Sylvia Todd

1 month ago

Hi Anna :)! We had something like that in mind for quite a while - Lord willing, we will be able to make that happen at some point :).



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Mari Kaufmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Yes God help me be a blessing Amen




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Liesel aka lisa Wardle commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen and Amen and Amen, this I ask and pray today!!! Oh, what your mentor said to you at one appointed time were so true, Pastor, I accept them today as if they were spoken to me!! Words hastily spoken are like leaves in the wind, they are gone forever, and I/we can never take them back, and only by prayer Lord-willing bring about a change but only with the Lord's help! Thank you so much for today's devotion!!!




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Linda Wakefield commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


I was struggling with this one this morning and asked Jesus to please help me stay positive, calm. It’s a terrible feeling to get so upset, regretting loss of self control, then having to ask for forgiveness. It’s hard for sure sometimes.




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Scott Riegelmann commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen set a guard over my tongue thank you Father




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Marisa Jackson commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen 🙏!! Amen 🙏!! Amen 🙏!!




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Maria Williams commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Father please keep a guard over my mouth. I want to speak positive things over my family and friends.




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Kevin J. Eck commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Lord, Guard my mouth from negative words. Let me be a positive influence for those around me. Thank you Father, Amen!




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Debi Burton commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Heavenly Father, I pray that You set a guard over my lips and let me hear what comes out of my mouth. Please forgive me for the things that I have said wrong and cleanse my heart. For out of the abundance of my heart, my mouth speaks. Please help me be a positive influence on those around me today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️




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Yvette York commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


AMEN Father Please Help Me With The Words That Come Out Of My Mouth Sometimes I Know That They Are Not Right Sometimes Certain People Can Bring It Out Of Me.Good Morning Everyone




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Donald Woodard commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Good word! Thank you.




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David Krull commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen Lord. This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.




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Lynn Brown commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Father I pray You would guide my words today and every day. Let me only speak positive encouragement! Amen.




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Wanda Pennington commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Yes Lord thank You..Psalm 14:3 I ask and pray, Amen




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Candy Laventure commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen!




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Jeanine Santiago commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen




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Brenda F commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen




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Elena Vasquez commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen




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Celeste Strenn commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen




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Celeste Strenn commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen




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Kay Collinsworth commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Amen




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Schalk De beer commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Yes, amen Lord.




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Dana Rozell commented on Dion Todd's blog post: Word Mastery

1 month ago


Yes Amen!






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