Wednesday, November 19, 2008

what's going on up there Wednesday

The Lord has been speaking to me a lot through my fellow bloggers.

Yesterday my dear friend Leah posted about having trouble keeping from taking her anger out on her husband and not necessarily meaning what she says to him she posted a verse that I chose to meditate on and pray about last night.

Here's the verse:

Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

Ephesians 4:29

This verse convicts me everytime I read it I realize how many times one slip of the tongue may be tearing down those I love the most especially my husband. Although I try to make a conscious effort to show my love for him everyday this verse reminds me that almost nearly as often I am mean and ugly to him for no real reason.

I berate him for not being ready on time in the mornings even though I know I contribute to that. Sometimes I get angry at him for wanting time away from me and I should respect that.

Not only am I this way to my husband but how many times in a day do I even think to myself a negative thought about anyone in my life.

I know this verse talks of speaking negatively but I can't help think that if my thoughts are negative won't my actions be too?

Last night I fervently prayed once again for the Lord's help in guarding my thoughts and I hope the immediate result of that is that I speak not one word of contempt or negativity to those I love. I know that I am human and human nature will take over but if I make this a conscious effort with God's help I can do anything I set my mind to.

Dear Heavenly Father,

I can't begin to thank you enough for all you have done in my life in just a few short weeks. Your grace is truly amazing and I am in awe when I consider what you have done for me. I ask Lord that you help me in guarding my mind, my heart and my mouth from all negativity. I thank you for your goodness and grace.


What about you all do you ever have trouble with negative thoughts, turning into words you never meant to say?


Jessica said...

Thank you for this reminder. I know at times I tend to "pick" at my husband over what I think our little things.. but it can end up hurting his feelings. I need to be the one who builds my husband up, not tears him down.

mrs.leah.maria said...

I'm so glad that we both found admonishment and encouragement out of the same verse. I'm here in the struggle with you girl and will be praying for you.

Mrs. A said...

Leah I'd love to link your post, but I'm still not sure how. Hopefully Jeremy can show me tonight.