I too will have my say; I too will tell what I know. For I am full of words, and the spirit within me compels me; inside, I am like bottled-up wine, like new wineskins ready to burst. I must speak and find relief; I must open my lips and reply. (Job 32:17-20 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, there are times when I feel I must speak out–and sometimes I wish I hadn’t. Help me better recognize whether the compulsion I feel is my emotion or Your Spirit. I want to submit my feelings–however strong and compelling they may be–to You first before I open my mouth. Give me the strength and wisdom to make it so. In Jesus’ name, Amen.