At church one day, I overheard a young mother admonishing her preschooler that he needed to watch his words because Jesus was listening.
The little guy threw up his hands and proclaimed, “Yeah, but how come the only time God listens is when I’m not talking nice?”
Everybody knows that God is always listening to what we say. However, it is odd that whenever we talk about God’s omnipresence, it’s usually to remind us not to say or do anything bad! The exciting part of God’s omnipresence is that God also keeps track of all the good things we say.
Every time we speak of Him, it is written down on a scroll or tablet. The Word says that God not only hears every word we speak to each other concerning Him, but he treasures every word that is said!
Every time we tell somebody we love the Lord or share something God has done in our life, it is written down and put in a special place to be remembered for ever! Just like we would record loving words spoken to us in our diary, God treasures and makes record of our words when we speak of Him. Yes, He loves us, you and me, THAT much!
Malachi 3: 16-18 Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard. A scroll of remembrance was written in his presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name.
“They will be mine,” says the LORD Almighty, “in the day when I make up my treasured possession. I will spare them, just as in compassion a man spares his son who serves him. And you will again see the distinction between the righteous and the wicked, between those who serve God and those who do not.
Prayer: Father, help me to think before I speak and to make all my words pleasing to you. I want to encourage and build those around me up, not tear them down. I love you, my Lord. Amen.