There is this lie that says if we trust God enough, if we wait long enough for His timing, that what we dream of and hope for will happen. If we try to do it ourselves then we are going against God and His plans.
The topic of words and what we say is a hot topic right now. All around the country people are debating on whether or not the words we say should impact what others think of us, our ability to do a job, our trustworthiness, and our general character. Many say it's actions that are the true test of a person and not our words. Others say that words are a more accurate portrayal of a person. God has a bit to say about both of these and and I know that I have plenty to learn about this topic in my own life.
I'm a fairly sarcastic person by nature. It's taken me a bit of training to not always respond to the silly questions of my kids with a quick quip because I think it will be funny. At their young ages they don't get the subtleties of sarcasm and take me at face value. At times I need to ask God to @@"Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips" (Psalm 141:3)@@ so that I don't say something in jest that that the kids could take in the wrong way. I try to save my playful sarcasm for Micah who can banter back and forth with me.
I want my words to be life giving and encouraging. At all times. Our words reflect what is in our heart and I want my words to reflect the love of Christ who dwells inside me. If I'm saying hurtful or even just less than kind things how can that be a reflection of Christ?Read More