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Think Before You Speak

The Watered Soul: Think Before You Speak

Oct 19, 2011

Think Before You Speak

592557_speak_loveWhich of you haven’t wished to recant your words at one time or another? I know I have on many occasions even though I consider myself to be quieter than most. I’m still guilty of using my words as arsenals rather than agents of healing far too many occasions.  While reading a devotional from Bible Gateway the other day, I came across a great acronym to use before speaking ( I know the trick is to actually put into practice).  The next time we get the urge to speak, it would be wise to ask ourselves the following:

                                                  T          Is it true?

                                                  H          Is it helpful?

                                                  I           Is it inspiring?

                                                  N          Is it necessary?

                                                  K          Is it kind?

Read the entire devotional over at Girlfriends in God.

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10 Comments:

At October 19, 2011 at 4:21 AM , Blogger Tracy said...

OOh, very good. I'm copying that down right now. Great powerful short and sweet word for today, Wanda
God bless
Tracy

 
At October 19, 2011 at 8:58 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Wow! If I had a dime for every person I meet who's been harmed by words. Of course, I've also met people who have been greatly blessed by one word from someone who took the time to think before speaking.

Praying for a guard on my tongue today.

 
At October 19, 2011 at 12:04 PM , Blogger Susie Swanson said...

Wo, I'm guilty, guilty. Really needed this today and I think I'll copy it too.. Blessings, Susie

 
At October 19, 2011 at 3:13 PM , Blogger Pam said...

This will be very helpful IF I can JUST DO IT! Thanks for the acronym, Wanda.
Blessings!
Pam

 
At October 19, 2011 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Denise said...

Hi Wanda,

Thanks for your heartfelt comment!

What a wonderful way to remember how a peaceful and loving response is a powerful response! :) Before we speak, act, or respond, we should thoughtfully pray and consider a calm and peaceful way to do so.

Blessings and hugs!
Denise

 
At October 19, 2011 at 11:43 PM , Blogger susanwalkergirl said...

Very good...thank you for sharing. Probably most things that come out of my mouth could be nipped in the bud if I would applied THINK! Perhaps that would make more time for words that are edifying, true and build up.

 
At October 20, 2011 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Pamela said...

I love this...what a wonderful youth lesson. Stopping to think would sure keep watch on our tongue.

 
At October 20, 2011 at 11:30 PM , Blogger Ella said...

This is wonderful; thank you for sharing! I needed this reminder~

 
At October 21, 2011 at 3:45 PM , Blogger LisaShaw said...

This is awesome! May we all remember...

Love you beautiful sister!

 
At October 22, 2011 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Karen said...

I need to out this on the bulletin board at school! Thankfully, I work with a teacher who puts this into practice...She is a good influence on me!

 

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