Words versus Actions {Three Word Wednesday}

Words versus Actions {Three Word Wednesday}

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?

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