Good morning, DearHeart.
Last week I noticed that blue chalked brick on my house. And, so I curiously asked about it in the family group text …
Apparently, it’s part of a fitness work out with a weighted ball. Luckily, my sons did not get their throwing abilities from their mother, or we would’ve had some very long and painful baseball seasons. Knowing how I throw things, my thought went to ”wow, who has aim like that?”
And, just as quickly, I thought … “we all do.”
Every day, each of us has such precise aim that I think we would amaze ourselves.
“Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” (Proverbs 12:18 NIV).
We can hit the mark every time we open our mouths & speak. The question then becomes, are we hitting the mark for good or harm? Do I leave a mark of love?
You see, scripture tells us that our words are either going to pierce or bring healing. That same verse, in other versions, reads:
• “Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.” (NLT)
• “There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.” (NKJV)
• “Rash language cuts and maims, but there is healing in the words of the wise.” (MSG)
Our words will either……
cut or heal,
pierce like a sword (ouch!),
or promote healing,
cut & maim,
or heal & be wise.
Today, as I call Christ and His love into my family, my day, my drive, my work, may I be aware of the words I speak, how I speak them & the effect that they will have. Seems to me that perfect aim can be one of our most influential tools.