How do you talk? Listen to yourself today For what we speak will determine much in regard to our faith, and it will do us well to take stock. What we speak is the evidence of what lies within our hearts. For it will reveal where our allegiance and devotions lie. It will tell us if we like to talk about ourselves or if we like to talk about others (and if we like to talk about our Lord). It will show us the anger, bitterness, fear or worry we may have brewing within too. Our speech will testify what and who we really believe – and love. When we take notice of our words, we will clearly see what we must ‘de-clutter’ from the closets of our heart and souls. I am positive we could all use a good spring cleaning to get rid of filth, bitterness, worry and who knows what else – and there is no better day to get a spring cleaning than today. Let us all purposefully listen to what we talk about, what slips out – when we stub our toe, what we say in traffic under our breath, when we are met with ‘incompetent’ people, or when life gets hard. May we see that in every circumstance in our lives, we be a people who give God the Glory with thankful hearts – and this be our goal and guide; 1 Cor 10:31, Col 3:17, Col 3:23.
Psalm 19:14; Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
Matt 12:34; You brood of vipers! How can you speak good things, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Luke 6:45; The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth speaks.
Prov 4:23; Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Prov 10:11; The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence