January 23, 2021

Bob Maas
"Do you see a man who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for him."
Proverbs 29:20
"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."
Ephesians 4:29

God created me with the ability to communicate in different ways. One of the most powerful things that I have at my disposal are words. They can bless and they can curse; they can encourage and they can discourage; they can destroy or give life. On many occasions I have spoken words that have been harmful and had a negative effect on people. Many times, the damaging words I spoke were unintentional. I was insensitive because I didn’t put much thought into what I was saying. Sometimes, what came out of my mouth in a few moments has taken days, months and even years to heal. I want my words to bless and encourage others so I pray that the Lord will help me guard what I say by being much slower to speak so that I can give earnest thought to what I communicate. With His help and by His grace I believe I will be able to do that.