I’ve developed some of those interesting wrinkles that plague women of a certain age. All of a sudden, lipstick bleeds into the lines (however slight!) around my mouth. By the end of the day, I resemble a clown who spent the day entertaining a thousand children at a mediocre circus.
I’ve tried foundation, cornstarch and lip liners, all to no avail because that mouth of mine kept on astonishing onlookers. What’s a gal to do? Finally I found out that lips bleed because we have on too much lipstick! Hah! The cure is application with a lip brush, not the tube of lipstick. It works! No more fearsome face in the mirror or in public.
My lips look great now but sometimes they don’t work well. They keep saying things better kept to themselves.
Colossians 3:8-But now put away and rid yourselves [completely] of all these things: anger, rage, bad feeling toward others, curses and slander, and foulmouthed abuse and shameful utterances from your lips (AMP)!
I doubt I am the only lip leaker in the world.
Job 15:6-Your own mouth condemns you, and not I; yes, your own lips testify against you (AMP).
God asks us to keep our tongues from evil and our lips from speaking deceit (Psalm 34:13-AMP) and then promises rewards to those who do that.
1 Peter 3:10-For let him who wants to enjoy life and see good days [good–whether apparent or not] keep his tongue free from evil and his lips from guile (treachery, deceit (AMP).
After all, there are better things to talk about.
Romans 10:9- Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believes (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead; you will be saved (AMP).
Prayer: Lord when our lips disgrace us, remind us to shut them up to prevent any more leakage. For Christ’s sake. Amen.