Attracting Flies

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Today's reading: Proverbs 16:21 & 23

"The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness" Proverbs 16:21

"The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips." Proverbs 16:23.

Remember the old English proverb, "You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar"? That's immediately what came to mind when I read Proverbs 16:21 and 23. Every time we open our mouths to talk, it's our choice to pour out either honey or vinegar. When we choose to use "sweet" words--words that are genuinely kind, good, encouraging, positive, gracious, thoughtful, caring and pleasant--it's attractive. That being the case, "sweet speech" should be a daily objective as we live for God and strive to make being a follower of Christ attractive to those we encounter.

How much "sweet speech" have you chosen to pour out this week? How and to whom will you offer "sweet" words today? Tami

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Tami, What a brilliant "sweet speech" challenge!

Yesterday's lesson on our words and tone have caused me to check myself with the Lord and it is amazing how much work needs to be done with my mouth and lips!! Renew a right spirit in me LORD, and give me clean heart,mouth and lips that will please You at ALL times!!

Yes, I want to have sweet speech every moment of every day and through the weeks ahead.
I KNOW that I cannot do it without the LORD!

May you have an abundance of sweet speech towards you,Tami, you are a blessing!!

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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