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How We Wield Our Words
Posted By Jessica Fisher On April 7, 2013 @ 12:25 am In GOD | 1 Comment
How we wield our words has a huge impact on those around us. As they say, words are mightier than a sword.
The Bible is full of cautions about how we use our tongue. One that I quote often at my house is this:
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  (emphasis mine)
OK, I confess. I don’t know it word for word. I paraphrase.
Sometimes I’m preaching to myself, not just the kids.
And yet, that’s what we’re called to do. To use our words to communicate and to help each other grow. Oh my! Wouldn’t the world be such an amazing place if we all could stick to those guidelines? Wow! I know I have a lot of growing to do this area. I’m always eating my words.
Consider these three questions in how you wield your words:
I heard those questions in a sermon once long ago, and they’ve always helped me puzzle through how to talk to my kids. Or my husband. I hope they help you, too.
Here are other thoughts on how we use our words:
Got a secret for how you tame your tongue?
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