The Christmas music is blaring out of speakers everywhere, lights are flashing and photos of smilingly perfect family gatherings plaster every form of media. Facebook and Pinterest are a collage of baked goods and adorable Christmas crafts. And the calendar? Every day is filled to the brim.
This joyful season of anticipating Christ’s birth has become, for many, a season of endless to-do lists and stress. It is enough to make one feel like snapping.
And unfortunately, many do… biting words chewing loved ones up and down, as frustration and exhaustion builds to boiling point.
Even those who choose to simplify, who choose to keep the focus on being still before the Lord in anticipation, can’t fully avoid the culture and the intensity of others this time of year.
As we contemplate our purpose in this season – as we open our hearts to receive renewal from the joy of our Savior coming to earth as a tiny baby – we must guard our mouths.
There is death and life in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21), and when we choose to speak in love we bring life into the world!
God’s Word has much to say about our words and mouths. Perhaps this time of year might be particularly suited for you to meditate on these scriptures.
We have compiled a printable calendar of scriptures that will help you tame your tongue with God’s help. You can not tame your tongue on your own (James 3:8)! Seek God in His Word and humble yourself before His transforming power.
May you be blessed this season, and may your mouth be full of words fitly spoken and golden (Proverbs 25:11).
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