What’s On Your Lips?

ice cream cone pixa x     Some days start out with bread, peanut butter, and honey – I always find a drip left no matter how much I wipe with my napkin…Before heading out the door, I spin the tube of pink up and smooth on a smile…No easy way to enjoy the cone of frozen cream and sugar without having it smeared over my lips…

But these are the not the things that people notice on my lips…

What’s on our lips is heard more than seen. ‘Can I help you carry that?’ ‘Just calling to see how you are.’ ‘I miss you too.’

Do you watch somebody talk to you by looking in their eyes or at their lips? Maybe it’s just me but I seem to always be watching their lips. How we use our lips defines how others will be drawn to or deflected from our hearts…

Most grand is if we use our lips to glorify the One who fashioned them when He knit us together in the secret darkness of our mother’s womb. Psalm 34:1 NIV says “I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips.”

Psalm 63:3 NIV is the why of His praise always being on our lips “Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.”

wood heart hanging pixa x

It’s amazing how many Bible verses there are about lips – a good number of them are not how I want my lips described. Sad to say our lips don’t always appear as though we love God let alone anyone else…

So today I’m asking ‘What’s on your lips?’ Encouragement – discouragement, respect – contempt, anger – understanding, kindness – harshness, praise – apathy?

Think about this “Gold there is, and rubies in abundance, but lips that speak knowledge are a rare jewel.” Proverbs 20:15 NIV The knowledge of the Creator, the knowledge of extending grace, the knowledge of forgiveness, the knowledge found only in a Savior whose lips spoke ‘Forgive them’ even as He spread His arms wide with nails in hands…

jewelry box pixa x

May our lips have praise on them today. Here is a lovely, ethereal song – it gets stuck in my head and I am blessed…

If you stopped by because you read my devotion today over at Encouragement Cafe, WELCOME!   So glad you are here!

2 Comments on “What’s On Your Lips?

  1. Going to be spending the day with my teenage daughter, great reminder of the role model my”lips” should be towards her and others! Thanks again, Paris Renae!

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