Unspoken Words

The Bible says to guard two things. The first is, of course, your mouth.

“Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Ps. 141:3).

He says to keep guard over your mouth, but the second thing is important, too. He says the second thing to guard or to keep a lid over is your heart.

“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life” (Prov. 4:23).

Communication

We communicate in three ways:

  1. Words
  2. Gestures or body language
  3. Spirit

Which one of these three do you think is the most important aspect of communication? Your spirit is the most important because everything else flows out of what is in your spirit.

That is why the Bible says to watch over your heart with all diligence because if you don’t, your spirit will get affected. Then the words that you should leave unspoken will be over-ridden by a bad spirit. Even if you say nothing, your bad spirit still communicates.

The most important way we communicate is with our spirit. The Bible says that the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. The Bible says that others don’t cause those feelings. They don’t come from the outside in. Those feelings begin inside your heart and then they come out. These things can be dormant within you.

So, what do you do when you are perplexed, angry, exasperated or discouraged?

Learn to Ponder

Notice that I didn’t say worry, stew, grieve or fret. I said, “Ponder.”

“Ponder” is simply thinking deeply about something in the presence of God, synthesizing what you think, what you’ve seen, what you’ve heard with faith, with God’s Word and with what God would say. Pondering is putting it all together, reflecting until it results in a better perspective than when you started.

Pondering is a process that takes something that could have produced bitterness and instead produces character. As you ponder, you will start to rise above that issue. If you don’t take time to ponder, however, you remain under the rubble and it robs you of oxygen for your soul.

Pondering helps you to rise above your immediate circumstances even when you are confused. Let’s read about how a mother took time to ponder. Her name was Mary. The angel came and said, “I am going to give you quite an assignment Mary.”

“But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was” (Luke 1:29).

Mary pondered a lot. In fact, when it was told who she would bear as a Son, He would be called the Son of God.

“But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart” (Luke 2:19).

When you ponder something in your heart, you are taking something that could be destructive and bitter and you work it and work it until you see it God’s way.

Pondering helps you. No, it’s not just fretting, worrying, thinking or rehashing. It’s reflecting mixed with tears, prayers, faith and all that God has taught you until He gives you a better perspective and you rise above it. That leaves you with a much better attitude and disposition.

Never Keep Love Unspoken

Concealing your love is worse than public rebuke. That’s what God says. You see, everybody needs love. Every single person is actually dying from a lack of love. Make it a point to tell at least one person how much you appreciate them.

Nothing in life is more important than our family. Give them the time and love they deserve because there may not be some other time.

Words unspoken! Some you should never speak, but you should always tell someone, “I love you,” because everybody needs love.

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