Words matter. Since I met Rapha we have cultivated the habit of taking good care of our words because everything we speak today creates our future in detail. Meditate on this post and learn how to adjust your language for the good of your family and everyone around you.
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Which one of you finds pleasure in life?Psalms 34:12-13
Who wants time to see good things?
Do not say anything evil,
or let your lips tell anything that is false.
We were hosting my sister and brother in law in the middle of winter. Super tired, after a day of various tours and activities around the city of Sao Jose dos Campos, in Brazil, we spent a good time eating together and chatting around the table. It was late when my brother in law went to the bath, and I made a little joke, saying, “The only thing left is the shower doesn’t get hot.”
And so it happened. When he turned on the shower, he noticed the characteristic noise of a resistance breaking. While we had electric showers, which I don’t particularly like mainly for noise, we used to have a spare resistance. But at that time we didn’t have it. And he had to take a really cold shower.
By His Mighty Word
The Bible shows us that “God said” and all things were created by his word. God’s word has creative power. The author to the Hebrews says that He also upholds all things by his powerful word, and by faith we understand that the universe was formed by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
Then He gave that same power exclusively to the human being. That is, through our words we must create our future and equally sustain it.
It is sad to note how most people do not know it or do not value this truth. They create disgrace for themselves with their own mouth. And as they speak, they don’t mind changing the plan midway as if they haven’t stated their words in a commitment. Marriages are broken, children suffer all kinds of complications, and many distress are experienced for this reason.
But it should not be so with you and your family. Learn to use your words wisely, and your speech will be a rare gem for the good of your family and everyone around you.
A word fitly spokenProverbs 25:11
is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.
To Live Happy Days
Words always have consequences. If you want to avoid much suffering, guard your mouth. With love, we share with you 3 practical attitudes to live happy days:
1. Listen more and Speak less
We have two ears and only one mouth. And this is by purpose. So listen more and talk less.
This attitude is really simple. Just pay attention to people while talking to them. Don’t interrupt while others talk – sometimes the temptation is great. Another interesting practice is to use questions so that you allow others to speak while you listen.
Solomon, the wisest king of all time, said that even a fool is considered wise when he keeps quiet. And in Brazil we say that those who talk a lot say good morning to horses. Better to avoid talking too much, and also to avoid people who talk too much, because it’s a problem for sure..
2. Select Your Words Well
From your spoken words, you and others will reap short and long term rewards. So select your words well.
The Bible says that the father of lies is the devil. If you want to be a child of God and enjoy His blessings, you must have a nonnegotiable commitment to the truth. Rapha and I do not accept any deviation from the truth. And that has become a healthy habit in our home.
Also, make a habit of stating what you want in your future. Instead of saying “I’m so tired” say “my rest will be deserved today”. What helps to say that you are tired? Helps generate more tiredness in advance. But by declaring that you will have rest, you will have rest.
Your words really matter and create your future. Just as you say, so will be tomorrow and so on.
3. Exchange Complaint for Gratitude
No matter the circumstances, no matter how bad. God is always good. And I’m sure you have more reason to give thanks than to complain. Therefore, exchange words of complaint with words of gratitude.
This is the advanced level! When you refuse to complain about the weather, the decisions of others, and everything around you, you will be flying high to a destination of abundant blessings.
Here I highlight that you need to keep your mouth from talking bad about people. Whoever they are, and whatever their attitude is, do not speak bad of anyone. Depreciating or simply commenting on any disapproval of others has the power to make you a foolish and unpleasant person. If you can, praise it. Otherwise, guard your heart and be quiet.
Practice thanksgiving. Read Psalms every day. Learn more about this from the book of Proverbs in the Bible. Let your words be a source of joy to everyone, including you.
My mouth shall speak wisdom,Proverbs 25:11
And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding.
Our words are not loose. They matter more than we think. And Jesus taught us that we speak of what is in our hearts.
So decide right now to fill your heart with gratitude, select your words very well, and give preference to listening rather than speaking. You will be a more pleasant and prosperous person by wisely using your words.
Prayer: God, I thank you for You are good at all times. Thank you for the ability to speak and to create my future just as You can do. Please help me to guard my heart and my mouth will speak to your glory in the name of Jesus. Amen.
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