Thursday, September 13, 2012

THANKFUL THURSDAY ... Dr. Paul

I know all of you have heard of Dr. Laura and even Dear Abby, but have you ever heard of Dr. Paul?

Each of these are known for giving advice. Whether in marriage or in life, all of them have made it their life goal to help other people. Dr. Paul, however, has an edge up on any other columnist because he is led by the Holy Spirit. Paul isn't really a doctor, but he was an apostle and his advice is really good, something that we all could stop and listen to.

If Paul wrote an advice column on the subject of how to use our words, I think it would go something like this:
 
THE DO'S AND DONT'S OF TALKING TO OTHERS

DO speak the truth. Be honest and real. Authenticity is the ticket.

DON'T deceive others. Do not pretend to be something or someone that you are not.

DO get rid of all slander. "If you can't say something nice, don't say it all!"

DON'T use obscenity. If you are not sure what falls under this, use the rule of thumb that if you can't say it in front of everyone, like your pastor or your parents, then you shouldn't say it.

DO speak about the good stuff in your life. Talk about God and all the things He has done for you.

DON'T let unwholesome talk come out of your mouth. It should never be "fun" to tear others down. Never follow up a statement with "They know I'm just kidding"....they probably don't know.

DO say things that will build people up. Go out of your way to find someone to encourage. Not just today, but make it a habit and seek out someone everyday.

EPHESIANS 4:29 "Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

If you want to read more of Dr. Paul's advice...check out Ephesians 4:22-5:20

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY, and I am thankful that God gave us such sound advice thru people like Paul and so many others that we can be inspired by. May we heed to such good advice and watch what we say to others. Iris is hosting TT, please join your grateful heart with ours over HERE!

2 comments:

Kathleen said...

Excellent points on watching what comes out of our mouths. Dr. Paul has excellent advice :) Bless You!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing.