I read today.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
wow, that is such an incredible word picture.
Have you ever seen honeycomb?
It is just ooozing with goodness.
dripping and lovely.
I guess I got yelled at a lot as a child.
So in turn, I suppose I am a parent who seems to yell a lot as well.
This is bad.
I really really dislike this about myself.
I need to focus on the good and drippy honeycomb words that
flow from my mouth to my children's ears.
I need to encourage rather then to beat down.
I need to learn to walk away
rather then to have the last hurtful word.
I watched Michelle Duggar encourage her child the other day.
She encouraged her child to do something that needed to be done
but the child was frightened.
Man, I was slapped in the face by the example
where she encouraged, I would have lost my patience
and just gotten angry and yelled.
Which in turn gets NOTHING accomplished.
I need to keep these things in mind when Parenting or being a wife or
just being a neighbor.
I need work.
God is not finished with me ...
not even close.
I need to admit my weakness and then make a conscious effort to change it.
Here I am. this is me.
I need to focus on choosing words to encourage.
I love Proverbs. they are incredibly useable.