As you begin or continue on your walk with Christ, it becomes really important to guard your words. I am not talking just about fowl language but all the words that come out of your mouth, and the ones that you type out. There is always someone listening to what you speak, or reading what you type out for everyone to see.
We as Christians, parents, and young adults need to guard our mouths. We need to think before we speak and ask ourselves is what I am about to say going to glorify my walk with Christ. If you are like me and my family and have kids they are listening to everything you say. If they are like mine they are sometimes reading over your shoulder while you type and read your Facebook post and text messages. This particular topic has really come to light in my life lately, we have been on the receiving end of being around those that do not seem to care what they say in the presence of anyone. This makes it really difficult when you are trying your best to raise your kids to follow Christ and his example.
There is a saying that I like to borrow from a pastor friend that goes like this ” Whatever you take in your ear gates, and your eyes gates will become a part of you and eventually come out in your actions and words.” Today we are talking about the words you take in. NOTHING is harmless that you hear or listen to, because once you hear something you can not unhear it.” Guard your words that you say with care. Ephesians 4:29 says “let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good, to the use of edifying that it may minister grace unto the hearers.”
Let me share a little about our household with you before I close. Our house might seem strict to some, we are not perfect so don’t get that idea. We guard what our children watch and take in, yes we have teens and sometimes this is hard. We do not allow fowl language in our home, we change the channel if there is unacceptable language on. We do not allow our children to listen to music that is not Christian. We do not bring into our house things that are against Gods word, this is the sometimes difficult part. Our children do not live in a box we just want to raise them in a Christian atmosphere, for as long as we possibly can.
Psalm 141:3 “set a guard, O lord, over my mouth, keep watch over the door of my lips.”