Love you all, praying for you!
Praying that PRISM is your addition every day. God showed me something yesterday in my PRISM time with Him. It was in my I: Insight from the Word – your Proverbs Chapter for today. Today’s date (yesterday) was the 15th. And as I was asking God what verse do you want me to S.O.A.P. out? Which verse to you want me to go deeper – that you want to reveal something I haven’t seen before? And I noticed that several verses in that chapter had to do with our words. What we speak – the power of the tongue. And I felt God told me – just write down the take-a-ways of the tongue. It’s a powerful thing. What should your tongue do? Your speech say? Your Words speak?
Verse 1 – Give gentle answers – never harsh words. Verse 2 - Commend knowledge – never gush folly (commend means – to present as worthy of notice or high regard, to speak in favor of, to recommend the knowledge of God. Verse 4 – Your tongue should bring healing – not deceit. Verse 7 – Your mouth should spread knowledge. (But you gotta recognize it first. What most people think is spreading knowledge is really gushing folly – only your PRISM time – over time – will help you distinguish between wisdom and folly – cause some folly really sounds wise – it’s just – not.) Verse 8 – Pray. Your tongue should pray – but your heart should be upright – then your prayer will please God. Verse 12 – Ask for counsel from the wise – don’t refuse to. (Does God want you to seek counsel from someone today on something you are facing? Be sure it’s an obeyer – they give the best counsel. Not just someone who tells you what you should do – but who’s walking in it themselves.) Verse 14 - Seek knowledge – Do not let your mouth feed on folly – watch what you are saying with your mouth. Do PRISM Out Loud – so your mouth gets used to speaking truth. When you read it – cool – but when you say it – it becomes real. Your mouth cements your belief. When your mouth is used to speaking truth – if you ever say something stupid – it will taste funny in your mouth. It will become obvious. Verse 18 – Your mouth should calm quarrels – not stir up dissension. Are your words bringing people together – or driving them apart? Overlook offenses, and encourage others to do so as well – just choose to believe the best – find common ground. God says when a man’s ways are pleasing to him – (including their mouth) – He makes even their enemies to be at peace with them. Verse 23 – Give an apt reply (a fitting and suitable reply) – you’ll find joy, and a timely word – how good it is! Timing is only discerned through the Holy Spirit – just cause you think it – doesn’t mean you should say it. Some things are to say, some things are to pray – Ask the Holy Spirit to be the filter of your reply. Only speak when He says – and your reply will be that timely word – that brings blessing – that can turn an army, spark faith, or inspire greatness in even the least likely. Verse 25 – Never speak pridefully. Do not let a prideful word come out of your mouth. The only way to do this is - not speak. Wait until God tells you what to say and when. Don’t say a prideful word – God tears down the house of the proud. Verse 28 - Weigh your answers, don’t gush evil. Think first – speak later. Only what God says and when. You don’t have to answer every question, or every question right now. You don’t have to comment every time. Learn the invaluable skill of – leaving something unsaid. Verse 29 - Your mouth should pray – but from a righteous life – and the LORD will hear you. Verse 30 – Speak good news – bring health to the bones (of you and the hearers). If it’s not good news – don’t say it! Let others speak the bad news – let your tongue always deliver truth, light and love. Verse 33 – Your mouth should Fear God. Part of the Fear of the LORD is done with the tongue: Praise, Say, Tell, Trust, and Hope) and Verse 33 - Your tongue should always speak honor of others. God first, and others next. When your words honor others – you are taking the low place… putting them higher. Humility precedes honor. Humble yourself with your words, and The Almighty God will lift you up in due time.
Praying for you, that you will think before speaking today. Even think about what God would have you speak and not speak today – before you find yourself in the situation. Ask God what His plan for your mouth is today. See the PRISM Topic – Say. Praying that you will commit your mouth for good today. That the Holy Spirit will lead you to be silent, and when you speak – that it will always be truth in love, in his perfect timing – like apples of gold in settings of silver.
Love you all,
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