This will be the last in my blog series on “taming the tongue.” And, of course, it is probably the most important.
Worship involves a lot of things, not the least of which is our lives and how we choose to live them. But it also involves “proclaiming the excellencies of God” as Peter wrote in his epistle.
Joyce Meyer talks about “confessing.” When we think of confessing we may think of confessing our sins, but more broadly, it is simply saying with our mouth what is true.
Sometimes when I am afraid or doubting or confused, I say out loud (and usually no one is around to even hear me, save for the angels of God and God Himself), “Lord, I confess that you are able; you alone are God; you love me; you have not nor will ever forsake your people. I confess that everything you say in your Word is true, and that my feelings that doubt You are false.”
There is such power in confessing the truth! And it is using our tongue to worship. I believe such confessing and worshiping is sparkle to the invisible world around us.
There is also a “confession” before men, women, and children that God loves and cherishes in His people, as spoken by Jesus in Matthew 10:32: “Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven.”
So we can use our tongue to sparkle before God, and that is the best kind of sparkle!