Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Does my tongue build up or tear down?

I was reading Steven Furtick's blog post from the other day and was amazed at a little exercise they were doing amongst their staff at Elevation Church. He's been preaching a series out of the letter of James and taught on James 3 and the Christ followers use of their tongue. Here is a snippet of what they did around their office yesterday.

"Yesterday I preached on taming the tongue from James Chapter 3. Today the staff will be twittering every inappropriate thing that is said throughout the office. Whether they say it or hear it second hand."

Imagine if we tried that exercise in...
  • Our Homes with our spouses and families... what does God hear?
  • Our Work Place... what does God hear?
  • Our Ministry... what does God hear?
  • Our Cars when all alone... what does God hear?
  • Our Connect Small Group... what does God hear?
  • Our Neighborhoods... what does God hear?
The tongue is a powerful weapon that can be used to build up or tear down. Hopefully we all take seriously God's call to build up and speak value into the lives of those we come in contact with daily through the words that leave our lips. I want my words to build for the cause of Christ and not tear down!

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