From the Heart
Years ago an anonymous writer penned a short
poem about the merit of measuring our words:
“A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The more he saw the less he spoke.
The less he spoke the more he heard.
“Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?”
There is a connection between wisdom
and limiting what we say.
It is wise to be a good listener
while holding our tongue at bay.
Be sensitive to the needs of the one
you are speaking to.
Listen to what their heart is saying
before expressing your point of view.
Wisdom from above:
“Although there is a time to be quiet
and a time to speak (Eccl.3:7)
choosing to speak less allows us
to hear more.”
Let the words of my mouth,
and the meditations of my heart,
be acceptable in Thy sight.
Oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer.
Shout to the Lord
(If you are depressed you need to read the Psalms.)
“Forever, oh Lord, your word is settled in Heaven.