Monday, May 17, 2010

Words for Vigilance

I've been thinking lately about the power of words.

I love words.  Words are why I write.  How I write.  I love playing with words.  But their power is not to be taken lightly.  They have the power to build up and encourage.  They have the power to tear down and destroy.

I wish I had the energy to write more words about words.  It would be fun, I think.  But for now, I will commit to use my words for only good in my marriage.  As I speak to my children about him, I will use only words that will build him up in front of them.  When I disagree with him or get annoyed with him, I will choose my words carefully and filter them through truth with love and grace and mercy.  And when I speak, I will speak words that build up my husband.

"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."
Ephesians 4:29

It's my commitment to vigilance as a wife this week.  What's yours?  I hope you'll share it here...

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1 comment:

cooperkelly4 said...

It's a busy time of year for sure. This is so true. Our words can build up or tear down. I want to be slow to speak, quick to listen, and be an encouragement. =0)

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