Our words reveal what’s in our hearts. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. He who guards his mouth preserves life. Words give Grace to those who hear. The tongue of the wise brings healing. Joyce Meyer gives the best full discussion of actions and consequences of our spoken words.
What power am I exercising today?
Proverbs 12:18 James 3:5 Psalm 141 Proverbs 18:21 etc etc not called The Book of Life for nothing! Rash and harmful words bring harm to the one spoken to…. Some of the worst persecution I have received has been from other believers.
And.. who have I hurt with my words? Hurt people hurt people. Prayers for strength in awareness in my words and voice tone: to be uplifting, positive, truthful in love. #fast #guilty #forgiven
With the upcoming New Year and my awareness of the word storms around me (and within me) I am narrowing my focus and paying more attention to the unspoken and spoken.
* This morning in my meditation I read that everyone will give an account and the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.
Fortunately we have phases, opportunities and choices to make amends for words spoken from our own pain – for some it may not necessarily be careless but very much intentional… following that verse I also read that it is also by our words- we will be acquitted and ….”