I’m expressive. Words are a gateway of communication for me. Sometimes I use too many words when only a few will do and sometimes, although rarely, I use very few words.
Recently, while at the grocery store, I was in line behind a young mom with a toddler and a teen. She had forgotten something and instructed her older son to watch the younger one. It was the sweetest thing to watch. The toddler being a toddler was testing his brother’s momentary authority. The older brother gently and lovingly spoke to him with correction. As we were bagging our groceries I told the mom her older son was a wonderful caretaker.
Jesus instructs is to be careful what we hear and how we use what we hear. Sometimes what we hear causes us to form a misrepresented opinion even if the words we hear have truth behind them.
We ought to also consider the words we speak so the hearts Jesus has placed in our care will remain open to Him.
Being a Jesus believer means living life with a tremendous amount of eyes upon us and ears attuned to us. Jesus commissioned us to set the example He gave us. Will we slip up? Of course we will. That is why meeting Him daily in His word is so important. We connect our will to His life through us and the power of His Spirit guides us.
Jesus loves you more than you will ever know. Get to know Him more than you ever thought possible. Read Him. It’s a fascinating Book.