“In-operative words, non-working wands” (Matthew 12:36 TAB) “A man’s heart determines his speech” (Jesus…Matthew 12:34 TLB) “It’s not working Nana!” “Maybe it needs new batteries”…Words spoken by our two year old grandson. Such words of wisdom: recognition of a problem … Continue reading
There is something that I have a hard time remembering to do: changing the filter on our AC/Heating unit. When was the last time you checked yours? If left too long, it can be really nasty when I finally get around to replacing it with a new one.
I teach a small group on Sunday mornings for young single professional women. Right now we are doing a study called Divine Design, a study on Biblical Womanhood. We are learning about God’s design for male and female and how differently those roles look according to God’s design versus the world’s definition. Yesterday we had a discussion about how we as women can undermine men with our words. Quite interesting!
One of the things that we discussed was the importance of putting a filter on what comes out of our mouths! For those of you who may be like me, I sometimes speak before I think and as soon as the word is off my tongue, I want to take it back but guess what…it’s too late!
Proverbs 25:11 says, “Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.” Have you ever made the mistake of saying the right word in the wrong circumstance? Me too. That is why a filter is important! God has uniquely gifted us as women with the ability to speak many words! Not only that but our words have great influence when they are spoken, whether in the right or wrong circumstance. Oftentimes in conversations with men, we can tear them down with our words and we don’t even know. Sometimes it’s by what we say, how we say it, or just saying too much! Can anyone relate?