DayBreaks for 01/03/14 – Duck Dynasty and the Tail of the Heart

DayBreaks for 01/03/14 – Duck Dynasty and the Tail of the Heart

1 Corinthians 13:1 (NLT)  If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

“There is nothing more explosive than words.

“Words are nitroglycerin. Words can literally ignite a heart, detonate like a global bomb — or explode in your face.

“You heard of that wiry man from backwater Louisiana who was asked what he thought by a man with a recorder?

“He said what he thought — but he and his family confess now that he expressed those thoughts coarsely —- unfiltered.

“Listen, kids, listen like your life depends on it, because it does:

“You can mean something — but if you say it mean, no one can hear your meaning.

“Have convictions — but if you don’t have compassion, you will have trials.

“Please, say what you believe — but please, always be love.

“Or you’re an annoying, clanging cymbal who a whole lot of people will be desperate to make silent.

“…Words leave your mouth, your keyboard, but words don’t every expire quietly in a void — they always explode in hearts.

“Every verb you utter causes a corresponding action, a movement, in every listener.

“Measure your words — they determine the distance of your relationships.

“The tongue is the tail of the heart. The heart is known by how the tongue wags.” – Ann Voskamp, A Holy Experience blog

PRAYER: Grant us the courage to always speak not our truth, but Yours, and the grace to do so n love! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Copyright 2014 by Galen C. Dalrymple.

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