Psalm 141:3-4
3 Take control of what I say, O Lord, and keep my lips sealed.
4 Don’t let me lust for evil things; don’t let me participate in acts of wickedness.
Don’t let me share in the delicacies of those who do evil.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

James wrote that “the tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do” (James 3:5). On the average, a person opens his or her mouth approximately 700 times a day to speak. With so many opportunities to speak evil, we would all do well to memorize Psalm 141:3 and make it our New Year’s resolution. David wisely asked God to keep him from speaking evil. Knowing the power of the tongue, ask God to guard what you say so that your words will bring honor to His name. 

Evil acts begin with evil thoughts.  It is not enough to ask God to keep you from temptation, make you stronger or change your circumstances.  You must ask Him to change you on the inside.  You need a change of heart and a change in what you think.  Keeping His Word in your thoughts will keep you from evil thoughts and evil deeds.  Your behavior will follow your thoughts and the words you speak will speak of the intend of your heart.  Keeping Christ as your center will keep you from evil.

Have a God Day!