Summary: God and Profanity and other sins
How many of you have ever wished you never hear a swear or profane word? How many of you are still fighting the battle of using profanity and curse words? If I could have one thing given or granted to me by God, I would ask that every single curse or profane word I ever heard in my life would become unknow to me and that my ears would never hear them
again; nor the spew forth from my mouth. I grew up in an environment where the favorite household word was GD. (I am sure everyone know what that stands for.) Then when I was in the Army I heard what I thought was
every curse wor known to man; but I was wrong! That didn’t happen until my second marriage. My ex was a sailor and if there was a curse word I hadn’t heard before, I heard it then!
I was still a "Baby Christian" and trying very hard to become what the Lord called me to be. Avoiding using profanity or swearing is very, very difficult when you have been raised in that environment and then end up
in a situation albeit marriage or something where you are subjected to the daily and consistant use of fowl words and profanity. For me it has been a life long battle and even though I have gotten better at it and
do not do it like I used to...I still have that problem. It rears it’s ugly head when I am upset or very frustrated and it seems to come out of nowhere. When I realize what I have done and how much I have just hurt the Lord, I start to cry and I feel so ashamed. I love Him too much to hurt him...yet, I seem to ...no matter how unintentional it maybe. I ask
for forgiveness and strength to keep on fighting against this. The Lord will forgive me and I will go on trying to avoid it.
One day He said to me, "Mary,You are in human flesh and it is weak. I know how hard you are trying and I know your heart. I will fogive you. You are right to feel ashamed, but once you are fogiven...do not carry
that guilt around with you. There is no more guilt." I said,"But Lord I have hurt you and your Father and I never want to do that! I am so ashamed and saddened when I realize what I have done. Is there not some
way to help me avoid this sort of outburst as much as I can? What about these thoughts of fowl and profane words that seem to pop into my head out of nowhere? How do I deal with that?" Jesus replied and said,
"Consider this, The world is my house. It isn’t a building such as a home or even a church or synagogue..it is the world. Now I ask you, would you curse, swear or use profanity in my house? I cried,"Never Lord! Never!" Then He said, but you do. The world is my house. If you think of it in that way...it will help you to be more alert and not say
those things." Then I said, "Lord, What about those that pop into my head out oF nowhere?" He answered and said, "When that happens think of me or of a bible verse and say it over and over again until that thought
goes away." Then I am reminded of something in Psalms 141:1-10
"Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee. Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Set a watch, O
LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties. Let the righteous smite
me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities. When their judges are overthrown in stony
places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet. Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth. But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute. Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape."
When we ask the Lord to set a watch over our mouths and the doors of our lips to guard us against saying that which is evil and profane, we are seeking His help and strength in overcoming that which is not righteous and holy in His sight. It is an uphill battle for those of us who live or have lived and grew up in an environment where that was all you hear