The best way to make sure that what comes out of our mouth is good is to put thoughts in our heart that are good. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). If we fill our heart with God’s truth and God’s love, that‘s what will come out.
When a wise woman speaks, she gives a reason for the hope that is within her. The most important words we can speak are ones that explain our faith to anyone who asks or who will listen. We must be able to give a reason for the hope we have within us (1 Peter 3:15). We have to pray that God will help us become bold enough to clearly explain our faith in God.
When a wise woman speaks, she knows that timing is important. When things need to be said that are difficult for the hearer to receive, timing is everything. Certain words cannot be uttered with any success if the person listening is not open and ready to hear them. It’s important to discern that, and the only way to know for certain when to speak and what to say is to pray about it in advance.
When a wise woman speaks, she tells the truth. When we don’t speak the truth, we hurt others as well as ourselves.
When a wise woman speaks, she doesn’t talk too much. We have to be careful that we don’t spend more time talking than is necessary (Ecclesiastes 5:3). We must ask God to make us wise in the amount of talking we do.
When a wise woman speaks, her words are gracious. Ask God to create in you a clean heart so filled with His Spirit, His love, and His truth that will overflow love, truth, and healing in your speech. Ask Him to help you find words that speak life to those around you.
Dear Lord, help me to be a woman who speaks wisely, graciously, and clearly and never foolishly, rudely, or insensitively. Give me words that speak of the hope that is within me so I can explain my faith in a persuasive and compelling way. May the words I speak bring others into a fuller knowledge of You.
In Jesus name I pray
Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are member of one another.