The Speech of My Soul

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Regret those words you just snapped? Frustrated over how you delivered what needed to be said? The tone in our voices can be as hurtful as harsh words. In the moments of impatience, we can easily blow it and we’ve then arrived at sorrow, shame and guilt. Despair can set into our beings but it needn’t stay there nor define us as moms. You are still a wonderful, well-intentioned mom!

Pray these intentional and beautiful pleas and truths at the start of your day and in the moments you desire the right response…we all need a little help with self control at times! God knows that.

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you O God.” (Psalm 19:4)

“Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.” Psalm 141:3

“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Psalm 16:24

Keeping Your Word, Maintaining Integrity

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Blah, blah, blah, talk, talk, talk…we all speak many words, don’t we, moms? Being reliable and staying true to our words and promises are key. What are you teaching your children about keeping his/her word? Following through and doing what we say we are going to do in all our relationships  builds confidence, security, trust, character and dependability in both you and your child. Just as God has kept His promises (“God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man that he should change his mind,” Numbers 23:19), let us keep ours and be women of integrity–we have a great model to follow! “And now, LORD God, keep forever the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house.” 2Sam 7:25 God always keeps His promises. How are your words and intentions shaping your relationships?