Communication is key to our daily interactions; Be it verbal or non verbal. I have made
and to be honest, continue to make poor word choices in relationship with my husband,
kids, and others. On many occasions I have learned (the hard way) that it is better to say
nothing at all.
Proverbs 10:19 AMP When there are many words, transgression and offense are
unavoidable, But he who controls his lips and keeps thoughtful silence is wise.
Whether we think we are in the right or that we have something to prove all stems from
a heart issue.
Luke 6:45 NKJV A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil
man out of the evil treasure of his heart[a] brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the
heart his mouth speaks
When need to remain cautious about the words that we speak to one another. We need
to test our thoughts against what the word says. Is what we want to say bringing peace or
encouragement? Will our words in the situation reflect God in our life? Are we speaking to give
Spirit led wisdom or just speaking out of anger?
We’ve all had and will continue to have extensive experience in this area. In this season of my
life I often have to reflect on my words in regards to my children. As a homeschooling mother
of littles I lack the downtime that others may have ( Which is really no excuse). Therefore, I am
sometimes subject to become short with them when speaking out of my flesh due
to exhaustion and annoyance. I want my sweet and zealous kids to know that they are loved
and wanted in every season of their lives no matter what they do. The only way they will know
this is how their father and I communicate it to them both verbally and non verbally.
Proverbs 18:21 NKJV Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat
My prayer is that we all diligently seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our daily lives and