This mornings inspiration is about our speech.
” Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. ” PSALM 19:14 KJV
So not everything we say will people like. Not out children, our spouses, significant other, family member, employee, person sitting across at a restaurant during dinner, the people you attend church with…it is clearly seen through the media, on all social media forums and politically…but here is the thing.
Who are we speaking for? Are we purposely shouting at one another to hurt one away. Do we bring up past relationship or hurt to stay mad at one another? Do we genuinely dislike someone so much that we twist every word to the meaning that best suits our situation, our feelings or our emotions?
As there is another verse that says “be angry but sin not” Ephesians 4:28a We can choose to let our anger send us over the top or force us to wisely consider the words needed to win a person and not send them away.
It is sometimes difficult for the heart and mouth to be on one accord but it can be done. We all know the saying, “if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all!” We can win. We can speak truth in love in such a way that it heals more than it hurts. We can speak from our hurt or discomfort without lashing out curse words and hateful slurs without debating who the biggest liar is or what is the greater wrong…
Jus think about are these words that I am about to release causing more harm than good. Is this the right time for these words? Is there truth to my actions or lack of actions that I needed to hear that should be dealt with first before I respond?
In order for words to be received by the sender the message must be clear, precise, understandable then processed…anger distorts the clarity of the message from the sender to the receiver.
Consider every word spoken and may they be seasoned with salt properly and acceptable to those around you. Have a blessed day.
~ in Him ~