DAY #3 OF SAY IT FOR SEVEN -
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1 This verse tells us that wrath gets "turned away" when someone speaks a gentle answer. Whose wrath? We don't really know, do we? It could mean that the person HEARING the gentle answer is kept from getting angry. It could also mean that the person GIVING a gentle answer keeps HERSELF from stirring up anger in her own heart.
The one thing we know for certain is that when a gentle answer is given - wrath is turned away. This seven day experiment is to encourage all the wives to speak GOOD THINGS about life - for just seven days. Last night, a young mom called me from another state to say, "I have been doing your Say It For Seven experiment. And I have been really surprised to discover how often I have had to keep myself from answering my family in a mean or cutting or sarcastic way. I am so disrespectful to the feelings of my husband and children. I just want you to know that tonight I feel so calm inside. I don't know what my family thinks but I can tell you that in just two days of NOT being NEGATIVE, and NOT being angry....MY INSIDES FEEL very peaceful."
SURPRISE! THE HEART YOU ARE HEALING is YOUR OWN!
Your kind words are keeping YOUR heart from being angry. YES? Yes.
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