Have you ever thought to yourself "Why did I say that?" Yeah, I have to. Unfortunately, there are times in life when we say things that we can't take back and wish we could.
I wish there was a filter like a TV Guardian for our mouths. Only this filter would not only block out curse words, it would also block out anything that was not pleasing to God or edifying for others.
Ephesians 4:29 (NIV) "29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
Our words should benefit those that listen and be uplifting to others according to their needs. Unfortuantely, we do not have a filter that will do that automatically. However, we have the Holy Spirit. We can bear the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.
One of my favorite scriptures is a prayer.
Psalm 19:14 (NLT) "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer."
God, may the words of my heart and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you. Amen.