Monday, March 8, 2010

Motivate Me Monday ~ Speech

Fifth Street Palace

Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth. Say only what helps, each word a gift.

Don't grieve God. Don't break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don't take such a gift for granted.

Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.
Ephesians 4: 29-32 (Msg.)

This is such a big one for me! Sometimes I feel like the filter I'm supposed to have between my brains and my mouth is defective, and I say the most cutting, unkind things. This week I have especially noticed that in relation to my poor hubby. It is so easy for me to snap back at him with the slightest (and sometimes no) provocation. Why is it that the people who we're supposed to love more than any other human in the entire world often end up taking the brunt of our ugly side while strangers and acquaintances only get to see our pretty side?

That's where I'm at this morning.

And I hate to brag, but as I write this post, I'm sitting in Aviano, Italy, looking out the kitchen window at a killer view of the Dolomites as the church bells ring throughout the city :) God loves me :)

Be the kind of person that when your feet hit the floor each morning, the devil looks up and says, "Oh, my, they're up!"


  1. Just what I needed to read today! I've really been praying lately for help with the words I say, because I know many are more hurtful than they should be. Thanks for the verse that motivated me even more :)
    Sounds amazing in Italy!

  2. I love this whole post, but I particularly love the last quote. I've heard similar, but never so specific to our feet. My SS class will be studying those things which God hates in Proverbs 6 on Sunday morning. You have given me a whole new angle from which to see those various body parts. I intend to weave your quote into my lesson. Thanks for letting God use you, albeit unknowingly.


    Just a random blog wanderer who meandered into your wordspace...


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