“Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.” Matt.18:10
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
Sadly, in today’s culture it is not uncommon to pick up the newspaper and read about a child being bullied in school. How sad it is to see the innocence of our little ones being lost.
One can never really undo the damage created by the cruel wounds created by a fellow classmate or friend. How do such young children become so mean and callous? As I listen to my friends and neighbors talk, I get the gist of where this cruelty stems from.
Snide remarks spoken in the privacy of your own home do not go unheard. The little one’s whom we are supposed to protect are listening to how we treat our friends, relatives and neighbors. If we think a little harmless gossip does not hurt, try to remember how your own child responds to it.
Are we reflecting behavior that we do not want our children exposed to? How can we expect to protect them from the very activities we indulge in? Gossip is never harmless. There is always a victim, as it never falls on deaf ears or silent lips.
I sadly regret many words that I have spoken out of heated emotions, haste or insensitivity. I am sure I have ruined relationships that might have had a bright future if it weren’t for my insensitive tone and talk.
Do yourself a favor— if what you are thinking isn’t nice, don’t say it. No matter how good it may feel for the moment, you can never take it back.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
Oh, I have so many regrets. So many words I have spoken that I can never take back. Let the weight of this sink to the depths of my heart and let the pain I have caused others hit me ten times harder. I know you forgive me, as I have asked for it. But, I want to learn from this and never do it again. Bless my mouth. Let everything that come out of it be something that reflects the goodness that is growing inside. Bless everyone that my big mouth has hurt, and heal all the wounds I have created. Show me when I am starting to go down that awful path of ugly gossip. Give me a quick instinct to stop and consider all the damage my words can do. Help me to control my mouth and to always think before I speak. In Jesus’ precious name, please bless everyone that hears me speak to only hear good things. Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan