I read this book during the 40 days leading up to Easter. Each morning I took jotted a line from the book on the top of my journal page. It was a visible reminder throughout the day to be aware of my words.
Some notes I wrote in my journal:
- Praise not put downs
- Our thoughts are the birthplace of our words
- Don’t say something permanently painful because you are temporarily ticked off.
- Take time to cool down – then address issues
- Are my words truth and hope or confusion and discouragement?
- Listen to the Holy Spirit and be yourself.
- Jesus knows my thoughts. How does he feel about the way I treat myself?
- Put my mouth on a ten-second DRV delay.
- Are my words appropriate, gracious and necessary?
What I liked
- Each day was structured with a Bible verse, a short lesson, Today’s Takeaways, Lessons for the Lips and a prayer.
- There were lots of practical suggestions on how-to’s to use your words to bless and encourage others.
- This isn’t a book you read through in a few hours and then set on your shelf. I feel I gained practical tools for my tool box to help me in my journey of being a blessing and not negative and hurtful with my tongue.
I would recommend it to
Anyone looking for a devotional that has depth and practical application.
Sum it up
The tongue is a powerful tool that can be used to encourage and build up or tear down and hurt. You have the choice on which way you use it.
I have received a copy of this book from Zondervan for an honest review of the product.