Tag Archives: Taming the Tongue

Rise Up Again ~

We all take misguided steps,
causing us to stumble . . .
we all take a nose dive
when into sin we tumble.

But, we who have faith,
can rise up again . . .
for we know we need
from all evil to abstain.

We all say things we shouldn’t,
causing an avalanche . . .
of words we don’t mean
in the heat of circumstance.

But, we who have the Holy Spirit,
can tame our tongues
by letting Him take control
of our words before they come.

We all stumble at times,
we all use words carelessly
but, we who love God . . .
pray not to do so fervently!

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Psalm 20:8

They are brought down
and fallen: but we are
risen, and stand upright.

James 3:5

Even so the tongue is a little member,
and boasteth great things. Behold,
how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~01.03.21~

Ephesians 4:29


The Gold in Silence ~

Lord may my mouth,
to You be pleasing
may my words never . . .
be to You grieving.

May my speech reflect,
the Life and the Way
may I tell the Truth
in all I have to say.

Lord, may my mouth,
heed Your instructions
let my lips not speak
words of destruction.

May I discover,
the gold in silence
may I give my words
to You for guidance.

Lord, may my mouth,
keep it’s lips tight
so that my words
embody Your Light!

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Proverbs 13:3

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth
his life: but he that openeth wide
his lips shall have destruction.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~05.05.18~


Finger Pointers ~

If we’re not to be,
finger pointers . . . .
then why are we still
reputation spoilers?

If we’re not to gossip,
or stab in the back
then why do we still
let our lips smack?

If our tongues,
we need to bite
then why are they still
in a rush to fight?

If our lips,
we need to restrain
they why do we still
lash out in disdain?

If we we’re to see past,
our own smugness . . .
our fingers would point
right back at us!

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Psalm 34:13

“Keep thy tongue from evil,
and thy lips from speaking guile.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 05.03.17


A Critical Spirit ~

A critical spirit,
fights and bickers
you can see it in those
who are nit-pickers.

They’re known to be,
quite quarrelsome
to other’s they are
more than irksome.

A critical spirit,
can be harsh and cruel
their tongues are always
in some kind of duel.

They are selfish,
it’s their way or none
they do not care
who they hurt or shun.

A critical spirit,
can be transformed
when to God’s love
it is conformed!

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Proverbs 10:12

“Hatred stirreth up strifes:
but love covereth all sins.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Words that Console ~

Words that Console ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~Discernment - IBible Verse

Choose words that console,
let them be wise and kind
use words that will bring
to someone peace of mind.

Use your words carefully,
think before you speak
pray before you say a thing
to be humble and meek.

Use words that will inspire,
encourage and support
let them be full of tenderness
always offering up comfort.

Control your own impulses,
use words filled with grace
let others hear loving words
their heart’s can embrace.

Our words can be healing,
bringing relief and peace
or they can be toxic . . .
by the poison, they release!

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James 3:8

“But the tongue can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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