Sunday, April 17, 2011

I Believe.....................

"That you should always leave loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you see them."

Precious Lord Jesus, help me to remember that the words of my mouth have the ability to speak life into the lives of others.  Conversely, I also have the ability to speak death and discouragement if I do not allow You to control my tongue.  May my words glorify You and encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ.  May they help to lead those who are lost without You to the cross and to repentance and salvation.  AMEN....

The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain;
the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
Hatred stirs up quarrels,
but love makes up for all offenses.

Proverbs 10: 11-12  (NLT)

How wonderful and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in harmony!

Psalm 133: 1  (NLT)

1 comment:

Felisol said...

Dear Diane,
You are so right. Even so, it is hard, being kind always.
At least I find it hard.
My beloved Dad used to repeat from the Proverbs, He who can control his tongue, is stronger than he who conquers a whole town.

My comfort is; I'm not alone having troubles then.

But you are right. One should make every word count as if they were my last.

It's such a long and thorny road. I know I shall stumble many more times.
Thanks for a good reminder though.