God hears us when we speak

Then those who feared the Lord spoke often one to another, and the Lord hearkened and heard it. And a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared the Lord and who thought upon His name. Malachi 3:16

Who are you speaking to and what is the nature of your conversations. God listens in on our discussions and he harkens (listens and gives respect) to what we say. God harkens to the voice of those who fear him when they speak often with one another. This is why Paul encourages us to let our speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. Colossians 4:6

We are the salt of the earth as we are light and our conversations should reflect the salt and light that we represent and the grace of God in us. Paul warns us to have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. 2 Timothy 2:23 Titus also cautioned us to avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. Titus 3:9

We have nothing to gain from strife and quarrelling and it is a waste of energy to engage in arguments for the sake of promoting controversy. Let us use our time wisely and be selective of the conversations we engage in. What can God write in his book of remembrance when he listens to us speak. Are we seeking to build each other up and to edify and encourage each other in the word.

I know God listens and I want him to harken and record my conversations. We need to bear in mind the next time we speak that God is listening and keeping a record. God is interested in what we have to say and the Holy Spirit is present to speak through us.

A.P.-Y.

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