Category Archives: Gentleness

Oh, For Goodness Sakes…Speak Life!!


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John 6:35

“Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life…”

John 11:25

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life…”


“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life…”

1 John 5:12

“Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

Psalm 19:14

“May these words of my mouth

and this meditation of my heart   

be pleasing in Your sight,   

Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Psalm 34:12-13

“Whoever of you loves life   

and desires to see many good days,

keep your tongue from evil   

and your lips from telling lies.”

Psalm 37:30

The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,   

and their tongues speak what is just.”

Proverbs 15:4

“Kind words bring life,

but cruel words crush your spirit.”

James 1:26

“Those who consider themselves religious

and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues

deceive themselves,

and their religion is worthless.”

Titus 2:7-8

“In everything set them an example by doing what is good.

In your teaching show integrity,

seriousness and soundness of speech

that cannot be condemned,

so that those who oppose you may be ashamed

because they have nothing bad to say about us.”

Psalm 139:4

Before a word is on my tongue   

You, Lord, know it completely.”

1 Corinthians 2:13

This is what we speak,

not in words taught us by human wisdom

but in words taught by the Spirit,

explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.”

Ephesians 4:29

“Do not let any 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.”

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you

that I have set before you life and death,

blessings and curses.

Now choose life,

so that you and your children may live

and that you may love the Lord your God,

listen to His voice,

and hold fast to Him.

For the Lord is your life,

and He will give you many years in the land

He swore to give to your fathers,

Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”


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Speak The Truth In Love!


I reblogged this from Holley Gerth’s blog…please check out her entire blog!!

When You Really Want to Be Heard

photo by vl8189

photo by vl8189

Next time you’re afraid you won’t be heard, try this secret weapon: gentleness.

A gentle tongue can break a bone. {Prov. 25:15}

Lower your voice.

Speak a bit softer.

Look into someone’s eyes a little longer.

Yes, speak truth…just do it in love.

It’s fear that makes us respond with harshness–fear that we won’t be heard, that we’ll lose control, that we’ll be overlooked.

And so we fight with the sword of our tongues and wound those who love us.

Gentleness is powerful, friend. And it takes great courage to use it. But you’re brave enough to try it. I know it.

Our world needs more people who dare to be gentle. People like you.

They’re actually the strongest of all.