Cover your Mouth-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power January’s WOW

Happy New Year and Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power. I canโ€™t believe itโ€™s 2012 and let me tell you, the year has definitely started off in a way that I will never forget, which is why I need this monthโ€™s WOW (words of wisdom/weapons of warfare) more than I ever realized before. Grab your coffee and come on in.

About three months ago, a friend of mine told me about a powerful life-changing experiencing that she was in the midst of and it involved being on a word fast! Uh-huh, a fast of negative, critical, judgmental and complaining words. She handed me a three-page printout which I looked at later and began to store in the compartments of my mind โ€“ and there are many. ๐Ÿ™‚ Incidentally, the Hebrew translation for the word fast is: โ€œto cover the mouth.โ€ ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, with things heating up at our house like they have been, the compartment that I tucked that paperwork has suddenly grown bigger than life and I know that He is calling me to participate in a 40 day Fast of Words. I know that He is calling me to cover my mouth!

As I write this, Iโ€™m remembering the series, From Impossible to Possible, inspired by David and Goliath. I also read a journal entry from last year that was pleading with Abba about how to not be so stinky when surrounded by so much pooh, and the words that I heard back then ring back even more true now: “Take your focus off the stinky thing and put it on Me, the one who turns all things into something beautiful.”

Oh, yes, it is because His Word is alive in me that I can do all that He calls me and strengthens me to do, including: โ€œSet a guard over my mouth, O Lord; Keep watch over the door of my lips. (Psalm 141:3) Father, be that guard! ๐Ÿ™‚

Please join me tomorrow for the conclusion to this month’s powerful WOW.

With my mouth covered . . .



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2 Responses to “Cover your Mouth-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power January’s WOW”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    Oh how I can identify with the desire to take the word trip of wrath when the world is beating me over the head with the ugly stick! Guarding our mouths is such a difficult thing, for our lips speak way before our mind weighs the possible outcome of hurtful phrases. Ya know, you would think that dealing with myself for all these years would have made me more considerate of what jumps out with sword like precision that I wish I could swallow back after the fact. Still always working on me with the help of Jesus.

  2. Jan,
    so good and encouraging to know that the process is ongoing!!!
    Love u to the moon!