Matt Redman’s Let Everything That Has Breath talks about praising God with every breath that we have.
Singing this in youth one night I really got to thinking about the emphasized lyrics above. I was reminded a a scripture from James:
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
If praise for our Heavenly Father is coming out of our mouths, we won’t have time to say bad things about or to people.
There’s another verse that goes with this:
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.
Something to chew on……
I wrote a post about Grace Filled Speech that goes along with this post.
Things are still a bit insane right now. I do hope to get back to posting more than once a week soon. Maybe another month or so, but I will try to do it more frequently!