God has been challenging me with this verse for the past few days…and it doesn’t feel good.
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up… Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:29,32
Not every thought in my mind is wholesome. Not every word that I speak is helpful. It is easier to tear someone down and hold a grudge rather than forgive and build them up. That is why we need Jesus.
The evidence of God’s grace in our lives works its way out in our thoughts, words and actions. That is how the world will see Jesus in us. Or not.
I’m asking God to change my heart. Forgive me so I can readily forgive others. And season my words with the same grace that I so often need. – Sandi