Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Jesus says, "Watch your words diligently. Words have such great power to bless or to wound." When you speak carelessly or negatively, you damage others as well as yourself. This ability to verbalize is an awesome privilege, granted only to those I created in My image. You need help in wielding this powerful responsibly. Though the world applauds quick witted retorts, My instructions about communication are quite different: "Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry." Ask My Spirit to help you whenever you speak. I have trained you to pray- "Help me, Holy Spirit" before you answer the phone and you will see the benefits of this discipline. Simply apply this discipline to communicating with people around you. If they are silent, pray before speaking to them. If they are talking, pray before responding. These are split-second prayers, but they put you in touch with My Presence. In this way, your speaking comes under the control of My Spirit. As positive patterns replace your negative ones, the increase in your joy will be amaze you.
"Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing." (Proverbs 12:18)