When we were in Texas one of my senior adult friends brought me a present. It was a three foot sign that says "Dear Lord put your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth". Now what do you think she was trying to say there? (I just don't get it) We all got a good laugh out of it exspecially when she said she had gotten herself the same sign. God had given us both the same gift of gab.
This past weekend Hollie and I were out at a friends garage sale when my eyes landed on a new sign which states,"Lord, Help my words to be tender and gracious today, for tomorrow I may have to eat them". This sign now sets above my desk. As I read these words I have to smile. You see the older I get the less filter I have on my mouth. Words just take off and ,you know what, they don't taste as good once they have flown around awhile.
My goal this week is to think about what I say before I say it. (No applause please) I am also going to try and let there be some silence in my life.
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.