I have a great Bible. It's called the Mom's Devotional Bible.
It's published by Zondervan and the devotions contained in it are written by MOPS International (Mother's of Preschoolers). Thanks Heather!
This morning, I was reading one of the devotionals and it was entitled "Shaping Up Your Tongue".
The gist of the article is that the tongue is often the most out-of-shape muscle in the body but that a lifelong practice of prayer exercise will help get it in shape.
First they recommend tabulating your current rate of tongue slips to get an idea of how out-of-shape your tongue really is. As I read this I thought, I could probably use a little work but overall my tongue is probably o.k.
And then one sentence in the devotional made me cringe.
'A slip of the tongue is anything you wouldn't say in the presence of Jesus.'
Hmmmm...well when you put it that way, perhaps I should just keep my mouth shut!
"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks." - Luke 6:45