Ephesians 4:29 NLT
Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Alrighty. Let's dive right in. Let me first say that I am primarily ministering to myself here. I have been dealing with some stuff lately that has caused me to become less guarded about the words I speak. I know that there is no excuse for using my words so carelessly. Especially knowing how strongly I believe in the power of our words.
When something is going on in our lives that causes us to become angry it can be hard for some of us not to speak out in that anger. But, the Bible tells us, in so many different verses, to guard our words, that out of the mouth flows the power of life and death, to speak no evil or pointless words because we will be either justified or condemned by them.
So the best thing I can come up with as a solution to this problem I, and many others like me have, is when anger comes on you, don't speak angry and vile words. Hold your tongue. As we get stronger in controlling or tongues, I say we then take it a step further. Instead of cursing those who anger us or the situations that anger us, and instead of remaining silent, let us begin to speak blessings and God things when we are upset. I believe that this will improve our mood and negative emotions. Speak life into a dead situation! Uplift yourself and those around you!
Thank you for reading my devotion today! I hope it blessed you in some way! If you would like to reach for any reason, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org