Word for Today
The Word (69)-Be conscious of your words.
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers” (Ephesians 4:29).
Always be sensitive to the word that comes out of your mouth. The words you speak is a reflection of your thoughts. There are some brothers and sisters in the body of Christ who are so used to talking that they often talk before they think. Let the word you speak be edifying to others.
The Word desires that you retrain your thoughts and align them to His. His thoughts are higher than your thoughts (Isaiah 55:8-9).
What you focus your mind and thoughts predominantly tend to shape your personality. The Word is admonishing you to focus your thoughts only on GOOD things:
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things” (Phil 4:8).
Father, please help me to refine & purify my words in Jesus Mighty Name. Amen.
Dr Ben Bassey is a consultant psychiatrist, a minister of the gospel & a spiritual health counsellor based in the UK.