Subtitle- Taming the Tongue
Proverbs 15:4 The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
My tongue….the thought of it sometimes sickens me when I think of things that I have said in the past to people….like my kids and my husband…since I’ve been around them the most. I’m going to confess to you…… at times I’ve had an ugly tongue. I think tongues are ugly in general….They are all pink, bumpy and just plain yucky. Have you ever used one of those tongue scrapers?…..I’m talking disgusting!….Now that I’ve totally grossed you out, I’ll confess my own tongue disease called foot in the mouth disorder. It comes from not thinking before you speak and it’s very easy to catch this disease.
When my children were growing up I used my tongue to keep them in check and sometime it was almost as sharp as God’s sword….now that’s sharp! LOL! If it was around that time of the month…..you could call me Edward scissor-tongue because I could slice you and dice you. This was not one of my best traits. Then I had 2 sons and I found out boys don’t like yelling so I toned it down. God had to show me over time about my tongue. I’m doing much better these days I’m happy to say. Over the years with the help of the Holy Spirit, I have learned to have a gentle tongue.
I wanted to please the Lord so this is something that had to change and only God can change a person in this way. I also had a hysterectomy so that took care of that PMS thing (smile)…..That’s another blog subject though…God and PMS…LOL
My goal for my life right now is to be encouraging to everyone starting with my family. I want my words to bless. I want my tongue to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. I know it’s up to me to manage my tongue and if I don’t….I know the Holy Spirit is right there to tap me on the shoulder to let me know….un- ah!…..don’t say that….or apologize….your tongue was too sharp.
Although my tongue is pretty meek now……the girlfriend in me…… and 2 snaps to the right can come out at a moment’s notice…..so I pray without ceasing and remember what the scriptures say about the tongue and this keeps that old tongue in check.
I’m so glad that being in Gods family can change you…because God has done a work in my life….He’s still working on me……God will complete this work……and one day I will be…….perfection! Until then I will have to stay on my knees!!
Ephesians 4:29 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.
Message for today: If God used a tongue scraper on you….what would He find… a clean tongue or would He make a face and go YUCK?