“This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit…”
1 Corinthians 2:13 a NIV
May we always invite the Holy Spirit to guide our thoughts and words. Once the words are out, we cannot take them back. Both the brain and the heart are bigger than the mouth for a reason! Happy Saturday, friends.🚦
Silver Boxes, by Michael Bright
My words were harsh and hasty and they came without a thought.
Then I saw the pain and anguish that my bitter words had brought.
Bitter words that I had spoken made me think back through the past;
Of how many times I’d uttered biting words whose pain would last.
Then I wondered of the people I had hurt by things I’d said;
all the ones I had discouraged when I didn’t use my head.
Then I thought about my own life. Of painful words I’ve heard;
and of the times I’d been discouraged by a sharp and cruel word.
And now clearly I remember all the things I might have done;
but, by a word I was discouraged and they never were begun.
Lord, help my words be silver boxes.
Neatly wrapped up with a bow; that I give to all so freely, as through each day I gladly go.
Silver boxes full of treasure, precious gifts from God above;
that all the people I encounter might have a box of God’s own love.
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