The Mouth: A Great Tool
I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: With my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
Firstly, I would like to say my greetings for the new year, and I pray that all your heart desires according to God’s will be granted to you in Jesus’ name. Amen.
We use our mouths primarily for talking and feeding – two very important activities for humans. We communicate with others primarily through our mouths, and we take in almost all the nourishment we get in our bodies through our mouths. Today we will be discussing how the mouth can be a very great tool, especially as it concerns how we use it to talk or communicate with the people around us and even our own selves.
First, we can see from our anchor passage that we can use our mouths to worship God. This tells us that we should make conscious efforts to worship God with the words we speak, we can achieve this by doing what that passage talks about; “to make known the faithfulness of God to all generations”. Just by telling those around us about the goodness of God, His kindness, His faithfulness to His words, His mercy, and many other things about God, we are literally worshipping Him, this can be in songs or just plain words, whichever way we choose, we need to let those around us hear about the goodness of God from us, using our mouths as a tool of worship.
The mouth can also be a tool for blessing people or otherwise, blessings are usually pronounced with the mouth (although it comes from the heart, the mouth speaks the content of the heart). In Genesis 27:27-29(NIV) “So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said, “Ah, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that the Lord has blessed. May God give you heaven’s dew and earth’s richness—an abundance of grain and new wine. May nations serve you and people bow down to you. Be lord over your brothers, and may the sons of your mother bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed and those who bless you be blessed.” Jacob blessed His son with His mouth, whereby pronouncing the blessings upon him. We need to ensure that the words we speak are only blessings and not curses because there is power in the words we speak, either to ourselves or to those around us.
Our words can also serve as a seasoning to people’s lives, Ephesians 4:29 tells us “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.“(KJV). When we speak, our words should be wholesome, people should want to hear what we say when they are looking for words that heal hurts and calm fury because we are the salt of the earth, and the earth cannot be seasoned or preserved without us here, people should know from the way we speak that we are an important ingredient for the proper functioning of our societies, and give glory to God because of us.
Today we will pray for grace! The grace to be a relentless worshipper of God, a channel of blessing to many, and the grace to speak words that will make people glorify the name of God.
Let us pray:
Father, we thank you for the salvation of our souls and for the grace to see this new year. We worship your holy Name because you alone deserve our worship.
Father, please give us the grace to live a life of worship, from the depths of our hearts in true adoration of Your majesty, love, and power. Help us to proclaim your goodness for others to hear and let us reveal to whoever finds themselves around us the greatness of Your power.
Father, please help us to speak only blessings from our mouth, purge our mouths with live coals from above so that we will speak only the things that please you and bless people.
Please, Father, give us wholesome words to speak all the time, encouraging words, words that lift heavy hearts and heal the broken. So that people will see how we live and glorify your name.
Thank you Father because we know that you hear us whenever we pray, for in Jesus' name we have prayed.