Dailies- 2019

Dailies ~ In His Word
May 29, 2019
Are you building up or tearing down with your words?

It’s easy to get caught-up in the words of the world today; people use slang words for the majority of their speech and they have no clue.
We have changed the meanings of words so much that it’s sometimes hard to remember what it actually means when we repeat someone else’s words. That is one reason we need to remember that the Holy Spirit is with us to be a Helper.
Let no corrupt speech proceed out of your mouth, but such as is good for edifying as the need may be, that it may give grace to them that hear.  And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom ye were sealed unto the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice: Ephesians 4:29-31
This section of scripture is focused on not grieving the Holy Spirit because He is with us always. When we do things, or say things out of bitterness or anger then we hurt others, in doing so we hurt the Holy Spirit as well.  You know that feeling you get when someone crushes your dreams, or criticizes something you thing is really great?  Multiply that and you will know what God feels on a day to day basis because we, even us Christians, do not know how to talk to other people. We tend to follow what is the ‘word of the times’ and sometimes that means calling what is bad, good and good bad. If you have studied the Bible you know that is not what God wants. He wants us to say yes, and no, not bring in some other way to say it. He wants us to be kind to one another, to speak with encouragement and kindness to one another even if we disagree with what they are doing or have done. It is possible to encourage others to live a right life without being rude after all.

Let’s make that our focus today! Let’s speak with kindness and encouragement to everyone we communicate with today!

Heavenly Father, temper our mouths that we would not grieve You but instead that we would bring you joy, and those in whom we speak with today, in Jesus’ name, amen.

Teresa M. Wilson