Confession time: I don’t tell my wife everything! We do talk about plenty. Sometimes laying there in bed, we all have pillow talk, right? You review the day, talk about kids, grandkids, especially grandkids! Then you swerve into work, people, bosses, plans and politics. One area we try to guard is talking about other people in a negative, ungodly way. Instead, we make others the object of our prayers to God. We ought to be careful what we say about people, and say only what we would say in their presence. That’s a good test. After all, a little birdie may tell them what we say. Now, for those who wonder, what is pastor Doug hiding from his lovely wife Maureen? In my profession as a pastor and as an attorney, I receive confidential information that I do not share, nor burden my wife. That is mine to carry alone.
Furthermore, in your bedchamber do not curse a king, and in your sleeping rooms do not curse a rich man, for a bird of the heavens will carry the sound and the winged creature will make the matter known. Ecclesiastes 10:20 NASB
Do I love my friends enough to only speak what is edifying and true whether they are present or not? What do people say about me?
God, as this day begins- I thank you for what is ahead. A busy and beautiful day of ministry. Would you fill my heart with love, my legs with strength and stamina, and give me beautiful words to speak to all who are present about any who is not. Thank you for the godly example of my lovely wife. Bless her today in her endeavors.