Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Silence is golden

There's a song that has a line in it "you say it best....when you say nothing at all".  Well, I think this is actually a "love" song....but those words came to mind as I thought about the term "silence is golden".....which means.....that sometimes saying nothing is preferable to speaking.

Why is this on my mind?

It's probably a bit of a continuation of my post on Monday about being thrown under the bus....but this's not somebody hurting me with their's quite the opposite.

Maybe none of you are like me....and I pray that you're not....but so often I feel obligated to immediately answer an e-mail....or return a phone call....or reply to something that somebody says to me.....without stopping and praying about exactly what words need to be spoken.....if any!!!
Often, I just jump right in letting my own thoughts take over....instead of allowing time for God's answer....I just give a "philosophy by Deb".....and, sometimes that gets me into trouble.
You know that old saying about "engage brain before opening mouth".....well, I don't always take that to heart.....instead I "open mouth, insert foot"!!!

I know I've hurt some people with some of my actions....and I've had to say "I'm sorry".  I've tried to make amends where I know that I did wrong.....and often even if I felt I was in the right, but knew God wanted me to go to them anyway....well, I did it, even though my pride sure did try to hold me back!!!

Proverbs 16:18 (NLT)
Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.

Sometimes.....and this is sooooooo difficult for me to admit.....but I've gotta do it.....I feel like my opinion is so much better.....I just know that I'm right and they must be wrong!! 
Or....I have a tendency to think the worst....that they're "out to get me".  When in reality, I'm sure that's the farthest thing from their mind!!!
Ouch.....that hurt to admit!!!

 So....this goes out to anybody who I might have hurt....upset....angered.....and maybe I didn't even know it, or realize it....but you do.

In my insecurity.....I sometimes wonder if people think "how can she write for the Lord and say/do/act like that".....or "who does she think she is"?'s who I's who I know I am.....

I'm a sinner.....saved by the loving grace of God.
And....I'm far from perfect.....just forgiven!!!

Isaiah 30:15 (NLT)
This is what the Sovereign Lord,the Holy One of Israel, says:  “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved.
In quietness and confidence is your strength.
But you would have none of it.

 Ecclesiastes 3:7 (NLT)
A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.

Dear Heavenly Father,
I come before You humbled at Your love for someone like me.  I thank You, God, for Your convicting Spirit....because I know that in breaking my heart for my wrongs.....You're able to piece it back together with Your Love...and Your Grace....and Your Mercy!!!

In Jesus' Blessed and Most Holy Name I pray this,

Blessings to you!!

In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


  1. This is a wonderful post!

    Another scripture that comes to mind is
    Be still and listen.

    Have a blessed day!

    Love the hyms playing on your blog!

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Kind words are like honey—
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Proverbs 16:24