Monday, December 15, 2008

my day off

I have had a very relaxing day. Time with family, baking done yesterday, never made it to work out... a little guilt....excuse me while I loosen my belt...

Ok, so while we were driving to brunch today I was thinking about all the talking we had done the day before at church, while we were at small group in the evening, hanging out with family later in the evening and talking on the phone off and on.

I spoke many words yesterday. (those of you who know me quit laughing and saying, "They have no idea!"... shhh!!) I have a feeling I spoke many wasted words. I don't know what brought this to my mind, but I wondered how many words I had spoken the last couple of days that were good words. Words that should have or needed to be spoken. Probably not many.

Isn't that sad? I wondered if I challenged myself to only speak necessary or instructive words, work related words, positive edifying words, if I could even do it? I wondered if I should even try.

The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Luke 6:45

Ever notice how blunt the Bible is? No wasted words. Proverbs says we have the power to bless and to heal, to curse and destroy with our words. Wow, why would God entrust us with this kind of ability? Out of the abundance of the heart, what does that say about my wasted, unnecessary words?

My day off was convicting...

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