Saturday, October 18, 2008

Food for thought...

I have a great Bible. It's called the Mom's Devotional Bible.

It's published by Zondervan and the devotions contained in it are written by MOPS International (Mother's of Preschoolers). Thanks Heather!

This morning, I was reading one of the devotionals and it was entitled "Shaping Up Your Tongue".

The gist of the article is that the tongue is often the most out-of-shape muscle in the body but that a lifelong practice of prayer exercise will help get it in shape.

First they recommend tabulating your current rate of tongue slips to get an idea of how out-of-shape your tongue really is. As I read this I thought, I could probably use a little work but overall my tongue is probably o.k.

And then one sentence in the devotional made me cringe.

'A slip of the tongue is anything you wouldn't say in the presence of Jesus.'

Hmmmm...well when you put it that way, perhaps I should just keep my mouth shut!

"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks." - Luke 6:45

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11 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

That is an eye opener. The Lord has been working on me in that area alot lately. Your post is just another confirmation. Thanks for sharing!

jennwa said...

That is a great food for thought. I guess I am going to be a very quiet person from here on out.

Denise said...

Such a great post sweetie.

Heather said...

I am so glad you are enjoying it! I love mine.
As far as the tongue, I think that is where we all, as women, tend to need work on.

Anonymous said...

Excellent post and a most thought provoking scripture. Thanks for sharing!

Also Known As Alicia said...

Mmm. Great thoughts. I especially love "a slip of the tongue is something you wouldn't say in front of Jesus." Lord, please forgive me for my slips. May my words always be uplifting and not tearing down. Thank you for the reminder, Beth.

Christine said...

What a great reminder.

eetomost said...

I need something like this, but maybe not a mom's bible, maybe a wife's devotional, or nanny's devo. or E.E.'s devo,, This made me think that maybe I need to keep my mouth shut a little more as well.

Thank you for sharing:)

Leigh-nc

Rebekah said...

I've been struggling lately with my words, more so the tone of my words. My prayer the past few weeks has been for a change in me, a prayer for my own attitude and a release from the affects of stress.

I am gonna have to check this book out. Thanks

Jaina said...

Haha, wow, that kicked my butt.

My Goodness said...

Oh wow...that's an important thought. Thanks for sharing! :)