Our heart’s intimate cry: This tongue is your tongue, El Shaddai, My All-Sufficient God… ‘Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of His holiness.’ (Psalm 48:1) ‘For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.’ (Psalm 47:7) God is greater than all things, and His Word is greater than all words, and Proverbs 18:21 reminds us, ‘Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.’ Words in themselves are very powerful, and can become a curse or a blessing even when the intent is apparently not meant to harm anyone, and the speaker “means well.” However, as our relationship with Jesus deepens, we realize that specific words, and Truth, spoken as inspired by the Holy Spirit, in God’s perfect timing, boldly heals, cleanses, breaks all spiritual barriers and blocks, and can eternally affect those we are speaking to. It is a blessing not always easily seen, because it can be wrongly received. Sometimes the words may even sound harsh in the flesh, while at the same time they can spiritually be the most beautiful, perfect thing ever heard. Deep within us, actively experiencing the Mystery of the Gospel~Christ within us, and as we determinedly forsake what we want to say for what the Lord guides us to say, our hearts intimately cry out, “My Jesus, this tongue, of your living temple, may it speak only what the Holy Spirit inspires it to speak. ‘Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.’ (Psalm 141:3) This tongue, of your living temple, rejoices when you are actively Lord of it, because it is inclined to say, ‘Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.’ (Psalm 145:3) And according to John 14, verse 6, ‘Jesus saith unto him, I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.’ Your way is the only way this tongue shall effectively speak!” And I will look ahead, and say, ‘I will speak of the glorious honour of Thy majesty, and of Thy wondrous works.’ (Psalm 145:5) Praise Jesus.