credit: Michelle Meiklejohn
For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. ~ 1 Peter 3:10
By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach. ~ Winston Churchill
There are days when it seems to me my mouth has a mind of it's own. Because things come out of it that I really did not mean or want to say.
And yet, I know that these words that I wish I had swallowed are a symptom of allowing my thoughts to go in directions it should not go.
So I have to go back to the source and ask God to renew my mind and heart. Then I have to make a conscious choice to change my way of thinking. When my thoughts change, so do my words.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~ Philippians 4:8