Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Watch Your Words or SHUT Your Mouth! - 2013 New Year's Resolution 1

What If Your WORDS Were to INSTANTLY Manifest?!  

This past year I have seen far too much of the harvest of carelessly sown words.  The spoken word has so much creative power that they become seeds sown.  

Some were WORDS sown by myself and some spoken by others.  Sometimes I witnessed someone else’s harvest close to me.  With some diligent bible study on the devastating effects of COMPLAINING + Circumstances = REVELATION on SPEAKING RIGHT WORDS!  

Recently I went on VOCAL FAST where I remained silent for several days.  It was something I felt the Lord calling me to for way too long.  I was only able to communicate in writing which gets me into a little less trouble.  It seems for me it is easier to take a little more care with my words when I am writing.  I guess I am more purposeful with what I am SAYING!  The whole exercise was very spiritually maturing and enlightening.

I learned some really interesting things...  First, how quickly it is either learned behavior or just my natural urge to complain, blame or criticize others, and even make excuses.  Another was how much body language matters!  Another realization was how much I LOVE to SING!  But the most important knowledge nugget from the experience was…  EVERYONE should be getting regular healthy doses of encouraging & uplifting WORDS.  However, many of us have limited experience with hearing or speaking them.  There aren't a whole lot of role models showing us in modern society - All the more reason to be a blessing and why it is so important!  Lastly, not to underestimate the “Mad Mom Look” when kids are misbehaving :-)

This year I want to use my mouth for sowing positive seeds, praising and speaking words of hope, faith, joy and peace - Ones that encourage and lift up myself, loved ones, family, friends, clients and those who have occasion to serve me.  That’s doable right?!  To get help I’m leaning on his wisdom, and counting on his mercy and grace…

Meditating on these Scriptures...

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth… ~ISAIAH 53:7

And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed ~MARK 1:42

I am quick to listen and slow to speak or to get angry.  If I am angry, I cannot do any of the good things that God wants done ~JAMES 1:19-20

My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are LIFE to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. ~PROVERBS  4:20-22

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man ~MATTHEW 15:18

There are those who speak rashly, like the piercing of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.  ~PROVERBS 12:18

Considering These Flower Essences to Help Too...

Beech ~ Cherry Plum ~ Chicory ~ Heather ~ Impatiens ~ Willow

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