Mar 6, 2007

My Early Christmas Gift

I already have the perfect Christmas gift idea for myself this year. It is verbal filter for my mouth. Do you know if there is such a thing in existence? I often say the wrong thing, say too much, say not enough to explain myself, or worse, I say nothing. If I had a filter I could simply know when to speak or when to (sorry ladies) shut up! Since the human mouth filter is not yet been invented, I do know of an alternate device. It is one that I already have access to, but often forget it is available for the asking. That would be the HS series which has been on my soul shelf for many many years now. I am refering to the Holy Spirit which is with me at all times. It can direct every word that leaves my tongue if I will only just stop before speaking and turn it on. I would avoid so much guilt, embarrassment, and worry if I put this amazing HS series into practice.

"Father, forgive me when I use my words carelessly without thought of You first. I want to be honoring in my speech so that everyone knows who I belong to and to whom I serve."


"Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear."
Ephesians 4:29 (NASB)

10 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

True word for ALL of us I'm sure. Great post.

momrn2 said...

Unfortunately, I can relate all too well!! Thanks for the reminder that the Holy Spirit can and will be my filter... if I just allow him!

Momma Roar said...

Great post! This is why I like blogging - I don't have to respond to something right away, I have the much needed time to think it through. You've given a great reminder!!

Tiffany said...

great reminder for us all. I need to give this gift to myself as well, especially with teens in the house. It's a great reminder that we need the Holy Spirt to help us filter our thoughts and our words.
THanks.

Julie said...

And Hey, Susie~

I use a MUZZLE on my mouth!

Psalm 39:1 says, "I said I will take heed and guard my ways, that I sin not wtih my tongue; I will muzzle my mouth as with a bridle..."

A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

Robin said...

Great heavenly days! My long lost sister! Where have you been all these years. I can so relate.

Susanne said...

Great post, Susie

Momma Roar said...

I just finished reading your blog title story. How wonderful a way to learn of your gifts and talents. God is awesome.

Kelly said...

I think many of us gals can relate--you could make millions if you could invent a verbal filter!

Chappyswife said...

I wanted to comment, but honestly, Susie, I can't add any more than has already been said. I am so with you on this.