Last night I went to bed not feeling my best (physically, emotionally, and even spiritually), and even through the night it got pretty uncomfortable. But this morning, I truly woke up refreshed and ready to face the world once again.
I am reading in Matthew this morning, and a funny little comparrison popped in my head. Out of all the ones who shared their account of Jesus on this earth, Matthew is the wordiest.(PLEASE do not read this as weirdest LOL) He likes to describe things, and explain them. I like Matthew! Of course there are always un answered quesitons to ponder, and to seek out but Matthew simply tells us like it is doesn't he? LOL
This scripture was running through my head this morning while in the shower:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life]. Proverbs 18:21 AmplifiedI have been effected by words all of my life. Now I know why. I guess this is why I *am* so sensitive when it comes to what is said to me (and in ear shot). Words can build up someone or they can destroy them. And when it is someone you love, whether it be a parent, a spouse, or even one of your own cihldren it hurts just that much more.
I know there are some out there who are NOT effected by words, and though I will never understand that, I am saddened that a few of the people I know are simply not effected because they have just become very caulous and complacent in their life. These are the ones who seem to hurt other's with their words and not understand that hurt.
I am posting this scripture up everywhere in my home today. In the bathroom, in the kitchen, in the computer area, and also in both bedrooms. Why? Because we need to be reminded what we choose to say matters. Words do not have the power to come out of our mouth on their own. We choose what we say. And, whether we want to admit it or not, the words we choose to say are a direct reflection of our heart. (I had it in my mind to do some yard work, but this project for me is a bit more important then a prestine yard. I want to create a prestine and life building communication in my home.)
May God direct your path and guard your tongue today. And remember, every word matters. I love you all and I am praying for you.
PS. SIDENOTE: This friday is Good Friday. AS I am working on my week of reflection there will be NO Discover your inner beauty post for this week. It will return next week with a doubly good post.