remember a couple weeks back when i posted about my conviction to intentionally speak life because it is not something that comes naturally to me (or mankind in general!)? well, i ordered the shirt from Naptime Diaries and She Does Justice (it is only $25) and i love it. for multiple reasons really, who doesn’t love a good graphic v-neck? but because it is also such a sweet reminder to be aware of my words.
confession: i did lie a little while wearing this shirt because i panicked. these running moms passed me on the trail when i was taking this photos (with my tripod) and asked me if i was working on a school project. i smiled and said yes (because i don’t want to say, “no i am a 25 year old who blogs and i am taking pictures of my outfit!”) they then told me that i was not allowed to stand off the trail and i should get home before the storm came in – oh dear. i need to start rocking the “i have a blog thing” i don’t know why it is so embarrassing for me to talk about sometimes….
i guess that will just be my point. no one is perfect but that does not mean that we do not have to try. when i get up every morning to spend time with Jesus i still get frustrated at my husband when he misses a turn when we are already late going to a function sometimes or talk about a coworker to my other coworkers because of a silly miscommunication. but i know those things are less when the Lord has a louder, clearer voice in my heart. i have spent time with Him that day, so clutter in my heart has been dealt with (or picked up a little) and i recall our conversation that morning and it encourages me to keep the communication through out the day.
and speak up! speak the Truth even when no one else is. find something to encourage even when that person messed up. be confident in who you are in Christ and tell people you blog and maybe even share the address with them so that they can see Jesus (okay, maybe that one was directed toward me!!!). a quiet and gentle spirit (1 peter 3:4) is not always silent – it listens, loves, and encourages. it is quiet when the flesh wants to speak death and chooses to seek the Lord for help to SPEAK LIFE.