Please watch the video for week one below.
As you watch , use the following notes as an outline to help you record your thoughts.
- Words are powerful and they have consequences
- What starts as a little spark can become a booming blaze, as in the Colorado Black Forest Fire of 2013.
- James 3:2-12 Tells us this about the tongue: It can corrupt our whole body, It cannot be tamed & It cannot pour out both what is bitter and what is sweet.
- Luke 6:45 states that the mouth speaks what the heart is already full of. We need to learn to "mind our spillage"
- In our homes, often the problem isn't how we talk about our family members but rather how we talk to them.
- Our tongues are fire. From where will they be lit: above or below? Are our words a sword or a salve?
- Let's learn to pause before we pounce: to not say something permanently painful just because you are temporarily ticked off.
- Perhaps we need a "force quit" feature for our mouths.
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Thought provoking, huh? Now consider...Is it time to flip your thinking? Instead of just "unloading" the next time you might be angry or frustrated, give yourself a little pep talk while you pause and ponder. Use the comment box below to list some things that you might say to yourself to avoid saying something permanently painful just because you are temporarily ticked off.
Have a great Monday!