Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it [for death or life].
Let's listen to our thoughts and comments this week. Are they whittling away at our very souls, destroying the joy and contentment that are rightfully ours in Christ? Or are they life-affirming, carrying our days in a positive direction?
Over the years, little by little, are we becoming more Christ-like?
We are what we think. The Bible says so more than once. If positive, wholesome, loving thoughts won't come, meditate on scripture verses you've memorized. Confess them out loud or silently. Or sing hymns or wholesome songs, out loud or silently. (I sometimes sing old Broadway music.) Or begin to thank God for every little thing you can think of. Be specific and tell Him the small details that mean so much to you.
Eventually our beautiful thoughts will spill forth from us as beautiful words.
PS: For more on this topic, scroll down my sidebar. As always, if we are in a time of grief and mourning, we go through, with God's help, as best we can. He's not expecting us to be phony or turn cartwheels at such times. But when we're ready, we go forward.