My mouth gets me into trouble. Anyone else?
A lot. Tell me I’m not alone, here!
Really, though, it’s a head problem. Can I get an amen?
And, if I’m being completely honest, it’s a heart problem. Oh, yes indeedy.
I’ve always longed to be one of those wise women who say very little. You know the ones… they don’t often speak their mind, but when they do, WHOA NELLY, it’s important! Alas, God apparently thought better of that idea. In fact, I often wonder why He allows me to speak at all!
But, He does. In His completely unfathomable infinite wisdom, He gives me the freedom to speak the words in my head.
Here’s what I’ve found to be true: if I don’t check those words against His Word, what tumbles from my mouth can be a) too much, b) too loud, c) too soon, or d) all of the above.
So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to find out that the next book that Proverbs 31 Ministries’ Online Bible Studies is going to work through has to do with exactly this issue!
And, sweet Moses, do I ever need it!
On January 26th, over here, we will begin a study of Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman. The author provides phenomenal insight into “What to say, how to say it, and when to say nothing at all”. (I believe I especially need help with that last one. Also, Sweetman seems a bit too happy that we are studying this particular book.)
I’ve had the privilege of reading Keep It Shut over the last month. There are far too many gems, throughout, to pick just one. (Or, ten!) In fact, there is so much wisdom packed into this book, that I would like to heartily encourage you to pick up a copy and join the study.
You can do that here.
You can buy the book here.
And, if you do decide to join the 20,000 plus people who’ve signed up already, you may just see me hanging around on the Proverbs 31 Ministries Online Bible Studies blog.
Yes, you might just.
And we can learn to zip it together.
What do you say to that?
(Psst… say yes.)
I hope to see you there!