Don't Say It!
Love you all, praying for you,
I just love God’s Word. It gives warning. Some people dread or resent warnings. As if God is mad at them or picking on them. The wise in heart welcome warnings. They are thankful that God loves them enough to warn them. God gives warnings to protect us from doing something that will cause setback or judgment. He warns us to protect us from bad and lead us to good. There is one thing that will always get you in trouble – an untamed tongue. God gives warning. Don’t say it. If it doesn’t build, don’t say it. Only a fool gives full vent to his anger. Someone else could be completely in the wrong – leave that to God. But a careless word uttered by you, either grumbling or complaining, speaking against God’s anointed, slander, or a critical spirit, will be counted against you. If you let your tongue be controlled by the flesh, instead of yielding it to the Holy Spirit – you will end up having to humble yourself and seek forgiveness of God and others you have negatively impacted with a careless word. We will give account for every idle word – so don’t let your words be idle, unsubmitted, careless. Don’t say it. Just keep silent. If it’s not praise, don’t say it. If it’s not thanksgiving, don’t say it. Negative feelings are given life by your words – why extend them? Instead say nothing, count it all joy, offer the sacrifice of praise. Praying you will review the PRISM Topic – Speak Life, and PRISM Topic – Shut Up. God commands us to use our tongue for good, and absolutely refrain from saying any harmful thing. Praying that you will sow the seed of your words for good. That if anything other than praise, thanksgiving or building bubbles up in your flesh, that you would walk in the Spirit, Pray in the Spirit – Praise in the Spirit – and you won’t fulfill what your flesh desires. Don’t say it! You don’t need to. Say Life instead. You’ll save yourself trouble and embarrassment. And with every declined opportunity to speak ‘less than’ life, you can turn it into a speak life moment instead. If you do your life will reflect the good that comes out of your mouth, the good that God has for you and others.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!