Dare to Use Your Tongue to Bless and Build Up Others (December 13, 2013)

Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

It is so easy to speak negative, critical words than positive, uplifting ones.  I often find myself speaking about the negative things people are doing rather than the positive things.  Instead of my heart focusing on the good in people, it wants to see the bad and point it out to them and as many other people who will listen.

Jesus spoke healing words to the hurting.  He encouraged the Believers with words of blessing.  He found the good in people and lifted them up.

“And while managing our mouth is important, keep in mind that it is out of the heart the mouth speaks. So heart and mouth go hand in hand.”¹

Today’s dare is to pay attention to the words we use and look at our heart attitude.  Look for ways to turn a negative conversation into a positive one.

[Read Matthew 22-28]

Matthew 22:37  Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.'”

Father God,
My mouth gets me into trouble.  Teach me how to manage it as a method of encouraging others.  I want to honor You with my words.   Help me love You by loving others. Amen.

¹Debbie Alsdorf The Faith Dare” (Grand Rapids, Michigan, Revel, a division of Baker Publishing Group, 2010) p. 197



About Jill Potts Jones

I am a Believer. I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ is THE Son of God. I believe that Jesus died so I can have eternal life. I am not ashamed to say that the Lord Jesus Christ is my God and my Savior!
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