Crunchy or Creamy?

By G.P. Avants 

“How sweet are your words to my taste.”

                             Psalm 119: 103

         Peanut butter: It comes in so many varieties these days. Basically, it comes down to crunchy or creamy. 

         I don’t know why but it makes me think about the words I speak.

When I am aggravated or upset my words can be hard to swallow. They can be more of a chore than a treat to someone else’s ears. Many people are turned off by my tone or my approach when I speak out of anger. 

         On the other hand, when I consider my words carefully, they are more readily digested by others. When I take the time to pray about the words I speak before they leave my mouth, they have more of a positive impact on others. 

         Lord, please help what I have to say go smoothly. Help me when my thoughts are not quite clear. Let me express what I need to (especially the difficult things) in a loving manner. Please keep grinding out the things in me that are still tough to digest. Help me to be smooth without watering down your words. Let me be palatable, pleasant, and as irritant free as possible. 

         (Just for the record when it really comes to peanut butter I like them both. This was just for a quick spiritual application. Sorry, to crunchy people for any misunderstanding.)

1 Comment

  1. Pray before speaking–wise advice! And your two words, palatable and pleasant, are perfect for a quick prayer before opening the mouth. The alliteration makes them easy to remember too. Thank you, Gary!

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