We know our words are powerful (Prov. 18:21). We know we need to be conscious and intentional about what we say. We want to build up and inspire. We need to transform our mouth.
Wainwright begins her book by convincing us of those truths and others, such as our giving an account of our words at the judgment (Matt.12:36). But how do we transform our words? She gives us a practical strategy for doing that. Some of her tips include pausing, praying, deliberately lowering our voice, and surrendering our words to the Lord – sometimes moment by moment.
This is a convicting little book. Wainwright reminds us of the many Scriptures regarding our words. They are to be always gracious, seasoned with salt, and said in love. She helps us understand the right words to say and say them in the right way. She explores wise and unwise words. She reminds us that changing our words is our responsibility but God provides us with the Holy Spirit to help us.
In this day of volatile speech, we need to be reminded of the impact of our words. We can have a transformed mouth. It will take prayer and practice, Wainwright says. It may take surrendering our words to God all day, moment by moment. We'll never achieve complete control of our tongue but we can certainly aim for progress in doing so.
If you have any interest at all in having your words be uplifting and glorifying God, I highly recommend this little book. You'll find the Scriptures that are instrumental in understanding how important your words are and you'll be given a practical strategy to transform your tongue. It will mean a serious commitment and a conscious effort on your part. If you are ready to purpose in your heart not to injure others and be careless with your words, this book will get you on your way.
This is the second in the Transformed Series. You can read my review of A Transformed Mind here.
My rating: 5/5 stars.
Tracy Wainwright is the director of the Abundant Life Conference for Women, a Stonecroft Ministries speaker, author, blogger, wife, and mother. You can find out more at www.tracywainwright.com and follow her blogs at http://surrenderedliving.blogspot.com and http://momsforgood.blogspot.com.
TLC Wainwright Publishing LLC, 75 pages.
I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the author for the purpose of an independent and honest review.