Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8
I need to control my thoughts. I need to learn how to stop. And wait. Instead of reacting. Instead of saying the first thing that comes to mind; its on the tip of my tongue so what do I do? I speak it. Ouch!
Its so important that we be careful about what we say. As moms. As witnesses. Would Jesus have called her stupid? Would Jesus say “that sucks”? I don’t think so. Between my husband and I there are little things our children have learned that bring me shame. Not shame of them, but shame of myself. How could I say that? How could I have done that? Jesus help me to control those thoughts and words that I may think and speak that which is glorifying to you.
There has been so much talk of being a witness from the pulpit in our church, blogs I have read, moments in prayer, scripture in my Bible. It all reminds me, like it or not, I am a witness. I am always a witness.
When I am impatiently tapping my toes and grumbling under my breathe in the line at the supermarket…..I am a witness.
When I am playing and reading with my little ones snuggled under a blanket with a nice hot mug o cocoa, I am witness.
When I get yelled at or cut off i traffic yet I am gentle and quiet and forgiving…..then I am a witness.
When I stand and say, Jesus loves you; even though my mother in law makes me insane; I am a witness.
He used a donkey as a witnes – He uses us every day – Let us be careful of our thoughts and our words and our actions. One day we all shall stand before Him – I want to know that I will be a “good and faithful servant”. I want to know that none will see me and say to Him, that I was the reason they turned away.
Let us with the Lord on our side, win that soul no matter how 🙂