Knowing ourselves can help us to be better. Every day I live... I learn more.
I'm about to share a piece of my heart... because I feel inspired to do so. The following is a bit of my faith in action. I'm trusting God and saying what I feel He has put in my heart and on my tongue tonight.
I believe in telling the truth. Truth is... I pray for safety often. Of course, I pray for safety from harm and safety from evil. Mostly... I pray for safety from myself. I've learned over the years that a sense of humor and a quick wit can make people laugh... but it can also make mistakes at lightening speed.
I was born with a sense of humor and a quick wit. So... as I prepare for a live radio interview early in the morning... a familiar voice fills my brain. Therefore I pray... as my lively, elderly, black, Southern Baptist friend taught me to pray a long time ago:
O Lord, please keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand upon my tongue... all the days of my life.
I don't ever want to say anything that doesn't bless or serve a purpose for God. Having prayed and surrendered to God's Will. I go forward trusting God and knowing at least a little bit about myself.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.
New American Standard Bible