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Speak Life (Blah Blah Blah Part 2)
By Selma Komisky
let’s talk about the words of God. His tongue spoke with beautiful, uplifting, encouraging, gracious, truthful, loving words. He is our ultimate example and role model.
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love.”
– Jeremiah 31:3
Jesus spoke with authority and boldness:
“And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.”
– Luke 4:32
He also spoke with a tongue of tenderness and compassion:
“Now Jesus called His disciples to Himself and said, ‘I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way.’”
– Matthew 15:32
He spoke with non-critical words:
“…‘Woman where are your accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?’ she said, ‘No one, Lord.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.’’’
– John 8: 10- 11
After looking at God’s words, we see how much we’ve fallen short, but it’s not impossible to apply self discipline to our tongue.
In all honesty ladies, has your tongue ever put you in a bad situations before? I know I have, so let’s meditate on how we can work on these areas for good.
Read your bible daily
This is your spiritual nourishment and communication with God. Reading your bible will produce these qualities:
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control”
– Galatians 5:22
Avoid being sucked into gossip
Simply don’t partake or respond. People who like to gossip usually want some kind of response and when they see you’re not biting, it’s no fun and they go onto someone else. Also we have to be careful to check everything with the facts. We do not want to be gullible to believe half truths and speak hastily about someone.
“Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put devious lips far from you.”
– Proverbs 4:24
Be aware the choices of words you are using in conversation with others
Are they edifying or deflating? Speak to others how you want to be spoken to. We need to stop using unwholesome speech. We need to speak according to Gods wisdom and love so that our words will be seasoned with grace.
“Let no corrupt word proceed out of our mouths except for necessary edification and grace to the hearer”
– Ephesians 4:29
If we blow it (like I know we all will), repent and confess your sins
The Lord will forgive you and give you a new start.
A sign of true repentance is change. Learn from your mistakes and don’t do it again.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”
– 1 John 1:9
“The Lord God has given me, the tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary”
– Isaiah 50:4
In the end, when we choose to make the choice to speak words of life and follow Jesus’ example, we too can reap the benefits of blessing in our lives and experience the joy of blessing others.