Tuesday, May 2, 2000
Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.
-- Ecclesiastes 5:2
"I wanna new bike. I wanna new game, I wanna new toy." How often do we listen to each and every wish, when it is spoken out of impulse, and possibly without much thought?
"Oh hi, how are you doing, yada, yada, yada? You look so nice, yada, yada, yada. You're such a good friend, yada, yada, yada. what are you doing this weekend, yada, yada, yada? Oh great, then could you do this favor for me." Have you been there?
Then there is "oh, I love this", "I love that, oh," and "I love you for doing this" What is love to this person? It seems the more we use words without thinking about how we use them, we can definitely cheapen our communication.
Hear the Good News, God blesses our life in so many wonderful ways, let us think about how we thank and Praise Him. How many times have you gotten a wink, or a smile from someone, and it has meant more than words could have ever? What about hugs, they are great. The words can be few, yet the power can be great.
Remember, we don't have to use the lofty, flowery, straight-from-Roget's-thesaurus words. Sometimes the best way to get a point across is just by saying "thanks," or "you're awesome." Try it at work, at home and in your prayers.
God, thanks. You make me feel good and help me to make others feel good. Because of Jesus, I pray to You. Amen.