Monday, September 10, 2012

honeycomb



I read today. 


Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. 

Proverbs 16:24

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. 
Imperfectly Beautiful. 

I need to focus on choosing words to encourage. 

I love Proverbs. they are incredibly useable. 



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2 comments:

Paul said...

Beautiful...

Kerrie said...

wow I love that verse and this lesson!

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