Have you ever just suddenly heard the tone of your voice and realize that you might be speaking a little below the line of "sweet"?
Yeh, me too.
Why is it that we act the worst around the ones we love the most?
Sometimes I think that I should have my family stand in front of a mirror when I speak to them so I can see myself and the reality of what they have to deal with!
Unless you are one of these people that has the hallelujah chorus following you around, you know what I'm talking about.
Moods, they not just for breakfast anymore.
If we let them get the best of us, it can be a real downward spiral. One minute we're laughing with our girlfriend on the phone, then crying at the story of the mom on TV who finally got pregnant after 10 years, then yelling at the kids to hush up while we watch the program~bless the Lord.
This week's message is nothing too deep, just a reminder to pay attention to how we speak to the ones we love.
Is it gentle or harsh?
Would they know how much we love them by the way we speak to them?
Have we been too short with them?
Here is a good barometer for us, not only as Christian's but also as wives and mothers:
29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.
31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.
32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Now that's a verse that will preach, amen?!
Don't get mad at me, my toes are bloody too!