Today has been one kind of a day, nothing extra, just a regular day but it’s one wherein I get to rest on a Monday. It’s been months since that happened but thank God for the break from work.
So I decided to engage a dear friend in a conversation not knowing what it would turn out to be but it certainly was mind blowing!, how did it start?
I was scrolling through her whatsapp status and then I got lost in a scripture posted by a contact on her phone- Colossians 4:6(Msg)
We began discussing on how powerful words are, how they can affect people in diverse ways. I narrated a story I heard about a guy who ended up killing himself because of the jest made of him by his friends as a result of his big head.
So i asked her: how can people be more open about their insecurities?
She said something that struck me- “we really can’t do much about that but what we can do is to pray that God seasons our speech with salt and grace”.
I almost felt like praying that out loud when I heard that, and yes I exclaimed in the Holy Ghost language!
I was so excited especially for the way the conversation was progressing steadily in the light of scriptures. That is a prayer we all ought to pray. That prayer like a sudden illumination began opening up the doors for other scriptures to flow.
We then examined
James 3:10: –10Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. 11Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? 12Can the fig tree, my brethren, bear olive berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh.
1Corinthians 15:33-33Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
16Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.
Before we opened the scripture in Malachi, I had told her that God is here with us listening to what we are saying and taking records, then I said I’ll show her from scripture. I remember reading it some time ago
She then made a light note, how that God like a secretary takes the minutes of our every meetings. The message translation says it that way.
Who are you listening to? Who are you talking to? What are you downloading?
God is always in our dms, and our everyday conversations, don’t pollute your heart by what you listen to.
Words are bitter or sweet, be careful of the fountain you draw your conversation from? It could be bitter or sweet.
Any words that don’t bless God are polluted fountains, run from it.
It may feel pleasant like worldly music but it still is bitter water.
Are your conversations worth recording by the angels of the heavenly armies?
You can either destroy a soul or make it better by spoken words. Let your words be seasoned with salt, for to season the lives of others. Speak the truth in love to all men. What is okay is okay, what is not isn’t…wrong communications or encouragement of such ought not to be seen among us, believers.
Season your words by listening to the right words- words that edify and minister grace.
This write-up here is courtesy of a conversation with Omotolani Obanisola✨, a friend, a fashion designer(#18th Fusion), a first class graduate of Business Administration from Bowen University, Nigeria. A native of Oyo state, Oyo-town, Sabo, born on 11th June, currently undergoing youth service and most importantly Abba’s baby!🤲🌟