Words Of Love #4
The Reflection of Our True Heart Condition
“The heart of the wise man makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his life.”Proverbs 16:23
As God’s children our words need to be truth. Another word for exaggeration is lying.
“He is the way, the truth and the life” John 14:6a. Jesus is truth. “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.” Pr. 12: 22a.
Others may fail us and we may become disenchanted by the things going on around us but spiritual victories can be won when we teach ourselves how to react to those things with “words of love” and truth.
I have found it helpful to use a small note book to make notes of things that I say that perhaps I wish I had said another way or not said at all. Then I re-write my “words of love” so that I will be prepared ahead of time for those moments when the right words fail me.
In dealing with our family and loved ones sometimes the truth hurts, so this is an especially important time to bathe our words in prayer and plan ahead. If we do have a time when we have spoken hastily, it is important to remember to ask forgiveness for not being as sensitive as we should have been. The Lord will help us through these times when we stay in the Word and pray without ceasing.
Often on FaceBook people post without a thought and others put a great deal of thought into being as obtuse (annoyingly insensitive) as they can get away with. This only succeeds in showing the Scripture truth that we referred to last week;
“out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”Mat. 12:34.
We can ask the Lord to change our hearts so that we can speak words of truth and words that heal. We who know Christ can respond as one who is filled with the Holy Spirit and truly be a reflection of His LOVE.
Let us be your Delight, O LORD