Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Friday, August 22, 2014

Words...

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, 
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,
Psalm 19:14





What we say matters. The words we choose when we are talking matter. Whether we are describing something, promising to do something or simply talking to another person...we need to use words that are kind, honest or necessary.

Sometimes we throw words around flippantly and the words lose their meaning. 

How about the word AWESOME. 

We use it to describe our lunch or a movie we just saw. The Bible uses it to describe God and his deeds - the Creator of the Universe.

Do not be terrified by them, for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a great and awesome God. Deuteronomy 7:21
Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind! Psalm 66:5 
Go ahead...go to BibleGateway and put in the word awesome and read the results.

I'm trying hard to teach my girls (and model to them) a kind, honest and necessary use of words. To say what I mean and mean what I say.

My prayer is that my words would be pleasing to God in all situations.


linking up with the Whatever is Lovely and  Weekend Brew


9 comments:

  1. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight,
    O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer,
    Psalm 19:14
    Well, I missed the boat entirely on this matter today. Sigh...

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    1. Thank God His mercies are new every morning!

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  2. I very much enjoyed heading over to Bible Gateway to search the word AWESOME. Thank you for suggesting that. I pray too for pleasing words in all situations. Beautiful pictures, Jill. Blessings to you on this Saturday. xoxo

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    1. I love to search for certain words at Bible Gateway...

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  3. We're neighbors at the Weekly Brew. :) You've shared beautiful photos along with a beautiful reminder. Words matter. Thanks!
    Jen @ Being Confident of This

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  4. I pray this verse often as our words can do such good or harm. It is incredible how difficult they can be to control at times. I'm so thankful for the Holy Spirit who helps us. Thank you for the post - love the pics!

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  5. I've been reading a lot this weekend about the power of our words. Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Brew!

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  6. We do need to think before we talk. This is great! I will see if one day I get to join you at one of these parties. Nice to come to your blog and find cool stuff going!

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