24 Jan THINK Before You Speak
Greg Laurie gave an excellent rule to live by today in his sermon, to think before you speak. And he gave a brake down of the letters in the word think to use as the guide.
I for one am seeking to implement this in my life starting today.
- T = True, if you do not know it is true, do not say it.
- H = Helpful, if it is not helpful to others, do not say it.
- I = Inspiring, if it’s not up lifting, contributing to the good of others, don’t say it
- N = Necessary, if it is not necessary, useful in someone to others, don’t say it.
- K = Kind, if it is not kind word about others, to others, do not say it
Therefore our conversations should:
Be spreading only truth, everything we say should be truth, not lies, or un proven rumors about others. Our words should be like Jesus’, truth and turth only.
Helpful, everything we say should be said with to goal of helping others, their situation, our intent should be to make things better, not worse.
Inspiring, our words should inspire people to be better people, inspire their relationship with God and others. We should be like Jesus, wanting the best for others and inspiring them to be and do their best.
Necessary, we should only be sharing with others words that matter, profitable to others to hear, that is have some value to them, not just words to hear our own voice.
Kind, our words should be up lifting to others, for their good. How sweet are Your Words to my taste! More than honey to my mouth! Psalms 119:103 That is how others should feel about our words.
We should live and speak by:
James 1:26 If anyone thinks to be religious among you, yet does not bridle his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is vain.
1Th 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
Eph 5:19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart,