DEVOTIONAL: Hazard Warning: 21st Century Mouth~Prayer Advised When Active. Careless Use Can Cause Irreparable Damage

Proverbs 13:3
He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Well, I think technology as a whole is not such a bad thing.. U N L E S S under the influence of sedatives from a dental procedure or mistyping, completely altering what was intended.

Last week I went to the dentist which petrifies me, due to my experiences when I was younger. I called my dentist here and asked if they gave “laughing gas” to relieve anxiety. Instead, they offer a prescription for sedation to be taken prior to an appointment.

Well, the day arrived and I took one as directed on the bottle and then I had called the pharmacy and was told that I could take another about 30 minutes before the procedure if the first did not relax me as much as needed.

Long story short, let’s just say it ended up with me one minute being in the office, to (somehow) waking up at home. Jonathan sat in a chair as I slept on the couch for a while, sat up briefly, then fell back to sleep. No problem, so he went on back to work, leaving me zonked out in the den.

A while later, I heard a notification my phone makes when I get a message on Facebook. Groggy, I peeked to see where a friend typed me a one word question, “What?”. I didn’t think anything else about it until the next night when we were at dinner and she mentioned what I sent in a group message regarding what we were each planning to contribute to a get-together.

From someone who normally erases everything, curiously she still had this one handy on her phone! Not one word of my message made a bit of sense! I had no recollection whatsoever of sending it and I can’t even imagine what I was thinking when I typed that nonsense!

Today a beautiful friend of mine (who shall remain nameless to protect my hide), was discussing a mishap with a message she sent to someone. Thankfully it did not go to multiple recipients, but after all was said and done, with her story being repeated, it may as well have!

She was being generous and offering someone the opportunity to borrow her shirt, only that is not QUITE what she ended up typing. The auto-correct did not pick up on her mistake, because what she entered was a recognized word.

This day and age, texting and messaging are merely extensions of our mouths, so I think this verse from Proverbs applies to those methods of communication as well.

We alone are responsible for what we say and how. Mankind is an amazing creation with a life full of blunders. Although embarrassing, we hopefully learn from misspeaks and typos, rendering us more careful from that point forward.

Proof-reading (as all of you well know, struggling to find the point in a particular section of these devotionals or attempting to tie it together with a common tread) is often a challenge. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to self-edit. We often speak or press “send” because we automatically read what our minds intended to convey, rather than what is actually there.

Be careful with your words, Dear Sisters, choose wisely! They cannot be taken back or erased and sometimes are never forgotten or forgiven by others!

PRAYER

Most Gracious and Loving Father

Thank You for our ability to communicate with one another

Thank You for loving forgiveness we have through You when we goof!

We ask that You give us a heart and willingness to do the same for others whose words have had an impact on us, either intentionally or not

Please let us take caution in the way we engage our opportunities to engage with each other

We ask that we do not speak quickly or harshly

But in love

In consideration of others

Most importantly, with You in mind

We do not want to say, write, type, text, message

Anyone hastily out of unchecked emotions

You gave us words to use responsibly, O God

The same language we have been given to bring You praise

Can damage another

Let that not be so, Precious Lord

May we use every breath we have to magnify Your Name

Through the blood of the Lamb Who was slain, buried and rose again, hallelujah

We pray

We love You, Lord!

AMEN

Song

“May The Words of My Mouth”

credit: GOD, JESUS, HOLY SPIRIT, SCRIPTURES

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Glory to God for any word or words He has given me and the opportunity to lift up His Name and bring glory to Him through these devotionals.

For encouragement of family and friends and allowing me to use their experiences as well for examples and topics.

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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