WHAT DID YOU SAY?
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
It is a wonderful time of the year to reflect on things of the past and things of the future that you would like to change. How much weight I would like to loose and being more organized is always at the very top of my list! This year I am going to add words to my long list of work ons. Although I try my very best, all of us reading this devotion could do better!!!
For a while now in my Christian adulthood I have been slightly criticized about my caution of the words that come out of my mouth. It has been said over and over that they are only words and I am silly in my beliefs. The BIBLE says in Proverbs 18:21 that life and death are in the power of the tongue! That tells it all to me!!! We can speak words of life or we can speak words of death! It's really that simple.
When I was a child the old saying didn't hold much truth and still today I believe it is no where near correct....Sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words will never hurt me!
Words are very hurtful and stay with a person for their entire life. Long after people have died someone will remember the words that came out of their mouth! Whether they were words of wisdom and love or words of disgrace and devastation.....someone will always be able to recall!!!
Have you ever been told that you are so funny and you tickle a person to death? Or worse than that ...a person loves you to death? Or how about....you scared me to death?
Please don't say these words over me! I want to live a long life and go up in the rapture. I sure don't want to be tickled, loved or scared to death! Lol!!!!
This year I want to work on more encouraging words coming out of my own mouth! Sometimes just by a simple smile or a simple fraise that comes out of our mouth we can change a persons day. Love conquers all!
When I am very, very old and completely grey and I am in Heaven with Jesus I want to be remembered by my kind actions and KIND WORDS!!!!
How will you be remembered?
Pamela Britt Malone