James 3:8 – But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison
Well, its’ that time of year again when families come together for the holidays.
However, many people deal with depression or sadness because that “perfect family get together” becomes a day of misery and regret.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if when the family comes together for the holidays it could be just wordless moments when family members are not using words to hurt or divide but rather voicing love for one another in silence rather than arguments that hurt the spirit.
I can’t speak for anyone, but myself when I say that having the opportunity to be quiet and still and just be a listener has a great power more than words at times.
Have you ever had wordless moments?
For instance, wordless moments could have been when you are merely listening to the speaker(s) and not uttering a single word of agreement or disagreement.
Too many times in a day, words can either, encourage, uplift, inspire or worse, destroy and kill.
During the Christmas holiday, I found that wordless moments are much appreciated, especially, when being around family.
As with most families, you want the holiday to go well, with no arguments or disagreements. And it would be a good thing if everyone gets along with each other.
However, my family experiences have left me with regrets in not keeping my thoughts to myself and not letting them come out as criticism and putting someone down.
I know we can’t pull back our words once that seep through our lips, but we can at least ask God to help us with our tongue. It may be a small organ in the body but it is a powerful weapon that will cause good or evil.
No matter how we might want to control the tongue, we cannot do this alone.
Just take a moment to envision what this world would be like if but for one minute in a day, the world stop speaking and went silent without hearing a single voice, how magnificent it might be?
It could possibly cause mankind to realize that everything that comes out of our mouth isn’t as important as hearing the still quiet voice of God speaking directly to us.
Proverbs 17:27 – He that hath knowledge spareth his words: [and] a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
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