This January my desire has been to watch the things that come out of my mouth.
While I was reading Ephesians 4 and the last part of verse 29 stuck out to me,
"Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will an encouragement to those who hear them." I was struck by the words HELPFUL and ENCOURAGING. So my goal this month has been to test my words to see if they are helpful and encouraging.
This my friends is my new prayer.
Seriously, this would be a perfect plan!
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2 practical things
1st thing) When I share with my husband about my day or my thoughts that I would be careful not to allow my words and attitude to ring with a negative tone. It is easy to be unguarded with my words when it comes to my husband, he is a great listener and my best friend. However my words effect him and my outlook and attitude.
2nd thing) That I would steer my kids positively when correcting them or speaking to them.
For example: The other day I heard myself saying to my kiddos: "lets not be so lazy", when my kids had left their things on the floor.
Instead I can say "lets be faithful with what we have and try not to be lazy".
"Set a guard over my mouth O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips." Ps. 141:3
So this is day 10 of 'Helpful words' in my house. I need the Spirit to guide me and give me grace. Not every day of the 10 days I have succeeded. My goal however is pay attention to the things falling out of my mouth and to begin to guard them.... and trusting this will produce a new pattern in me and my family.
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