Importance Of Directing Our Speech

Releasing and directing our words can hold a person altogether, emotionally, and physically.  

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Have you ever been a victim of misdirected speech?  I am sure we all have. At times, we all may be guilty of firing and misdirecting our speech.  Here’s what pleasant words produce: 

“Pleasant words are a honeycomb; sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”  (Proverbs 16: 24)  

If we look at a honeycomb, we see it is a perfect structure that provides bees nourishment and safety.  This is what a life of pleasant words does for us–heals and protects.  When kind and pleasant words are released, they will overflow into our life, stick, and adhere to our very soul and bring healing, all the way down to our bone structure.  Our bone structure is what holds the body together.  

It’s time to direct our speech and release pleasant and healing words.  We don’t need any premature osteoporosis (weakening to our bones).  The aging process does that all on its own.  Releasing and directing our words can hold a person altogether, emotionally, and physically.  

If a person’s words do all that, just think what the Words of God can do? “My son, (daughter) pay attention to what I say; listen closely to My words.  Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are LIFE to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body.”  (Proverbs 4:20-22) 

The word honeycomb in the original Hebrew means dripping.  It’s from the root word overflow to be gummy and sticky.  It suddenly occurred to me that joints and bones need lubrication to operate properly without pain.

Shooting off our mouth, recklessly, does more damage than we even thought was possible.  The old English children’s rhyme that stated, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me,” was definitely wrong!  Pleasant words is all the sticking I want.  

Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.”  (Proverbs 18: 21)  The man was directed and given a choice, a long time ago, which fruit trees to eat from.  It seems to me, that we still need to be directed!      


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About the Author

Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she and her husband serve at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. They continue to serve monthly in the Prayer Room at their home church that they have been a part of for almost forty years. In April of 2022 they both received their Ministry License and were Ordained in May of 2023. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion, which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: