Last night while I was on Facebook, I read an update from Smockity Frocks
about a lesson from her pastor about wholesome talk. He challenged his congregation to work on letting no unwholesome talk come from you, and also to build others up in your speech. It comes from Ephesians:
“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.” Ephesians 4:29
Smockity Frocks then asked her readers if they would join in on the challenge. I immediately said yes. Then I got to thinking: Can I really do this? I'm going to be totally honest here. While at home, my speech has not been as wholesome as it should be. I admit to cussing some when I'm angry or frustrated. Not very ladylike and certainly not very Christ like. And as for building others up and benefiting them with my speech... that needs a little work too. I recognize it almost immediately most times and I feel horrible. I'm supposed to be a loving wife and mother, sister and daughter, and I have a sharp tongue at times. It's time to let go of that and move on to a better way of thinking and speaking.
The bible tells us in Philippians 4:13 that "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I am claiming that promise to beat this. It's going to take prayer, study, and careful thought. Will you join me? I will try to update each evening on how I'm doing. You can comment here on my blog or you can join Smockity Frocks from the links above or the button on the right if it is working correctly.