Sometimes I allow my acid tongue to drip-drip-drip with vinegary words in an astringent voice tone. Sour phrases that corrode and cause havoc with my relationships.
The tongue fights for control and wrestles with the brain for dominance.
Lord Jesus, help me to manage my tongue today. Turn the bitter into sweet. Help my spirit to rule my brain and help my brain to rule my tongue.
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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. (NIV)
We need to continuosly pray for a renewal of our mind. That way only living waters which bring life will flow from us.