More Than Lip Service: Authenticity Starts at Home

Proverbs 25:11 says, "Right words spoken in the right time are like apples of gold in a silver setting." Have you ever struggled with controlling your tongue? I have. There are times when I think to myself, "I can't believe I just said that out loud." In fact, I've been on a personal journey of asking the Lord to really help me in this area for the past several years. Why? I hate to admit it, but I cringe when I think of all the thoughtless, and even unkind things I've said to my husband and my children over the years. I've corrected my husband, interrupted him, spoken over him ... (yup, I'm can be just that amazing as a wife and mom.)

But, praise God! His mercies are new to me every single morning! (And, come to think of it, my husband's mercies have been new to me every morning as well.) God has given me an opportunity learn from my mistakes and a husband who patiently walks beside me and trusts that I love him, even when I don't communicate with him as I should.

You see, the Bible tells us that out of the heart, the mouth speaks. Let me say that again. Nevermind. I'll just share the verse here, as it'’s so powerful, we should have it memorized:

"A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of" (Luke 6:45).

[Read the rest of the article at The Time-Warp Wife.]