Mar 30, 2009

Wise words Monday

Welcome to Wise words Monday!

As I was pondering what to share with you to begin this week...well it came on my heart to share how to better use our words. We need our spoken words to line up with God's Word...a mistake many make is to try to make His Word line up with theirs.

As a mama to 7, and as a child of the most High God-I need to be wise in how I use my mouth. Words have power. There is life and death in our words.

So today, I challenge you to listen to what you are saying. Not only listen, but with your heart (and the discernment the Holy Spirit will give you, if you ask Him) listen to how your words sound...are they kind, loving, gentle, controlled or are they ugly, angry, hurtful, hateful and just plain mean?

I am going to bow my head and ask God to lead us, will you join me?

Father, We thank you for today and all that You have for us in this new day. We thank you for Your Spirit that fills us and leads us this day. Lord, would you come and help us to apply your Word to our speech. Will you give us a sensitivity to hear what we are saying and how it is that we are saying these words. Help, us Lord to use our words wisely, help us to encourage and build up, not tear down or destroy with our tongues. We give You freedom to move in our midst, begin to transform our words to line up with You. We ask it in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

Matthew 12:34
"out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks"


javamamma said...

Great reminder to start my week out! Thanks!

Valerie said...

just what I need this Monday morning. (and ever morning)

Pura said...

Good reminder! sometimes we all forget how important our words are. Thanks for sharing.
Your little girl looks so cute and happy.

Stace said...

Ok, I don't really like the reminder. I guess it hits a little to close to home...sigh! THANKS for following the leading of the Holy Spirit!

Blessed Again said...

I just put my kids to bed after working with them on the memory verse: "May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer!" Psalm 19:14 Oh, how I want my words and thoughts all day to be pleasing to God! Thanks for the added encouragement! 8)

mom said...

Wise words indeed for the start of a new week, Kimmie!

Tammy ~@~

Anonymous said...

Oh, Kimmie... were you listening to my prayer last night?? Of course not, but this proves to me that HE heard my cry. We've had some very stressful times here lately, and I'm afraid I have taken my frustration out on those I love the most. I was crying out to Him about this last night ~ and I just read your post this morning. Providential... I will take it one hour at a time at first ~ to really examine my words and the tone of my voice AND the look on my face. Then I will expand that time as I tame my tongue! Would I speak to the neighbor kids this way? What about their father? ugh... I have some manners to re-learn.

Blessings and hugs to you for sharing what He put on your heart today,

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