Can something like lip conditioner be considered a
‘ holy ‘ item ? It can, if the person using it desires to grow in holiness by using it.
I apply a lip conditioner by the brand ‘Caudalie ‘ every morning during my morning devotions. This conditioner, from Paris, is made of 99% natural ingredients, including grape seed extract. As I do this, I pray the words of Psalm 141:3 -‘ Set a guard over my mouth…’.
I have been doing this since reading, a while ago, that on the day of judgment, we will have to give an account to the Lord of every careless word we have spoken. (Matthew 12: 36 ). This made me blush with embarrassment, as I thought of all the idle words I have already spoken !
Yes, of course the Lord forgives us, and as we seek to draw continually closer to God by leading lives that are pleasing to Him, we becoming increasingly conscious of not wanting to offend God, and our neighbour, through the words we speak.
I am a “hands on”, tactile learner, and applying the lip conditioner helps me to remember to speak words that are worthy of a Christian.
May the words of our mouths, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. ( Psalm 19:14 )