November is a great month. It seems that almost everyone’s thoughts start turning to what they are grateful for.
Not only do we enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with all the trimmings that go along with it, but people throughout the world have similar celebrations, grateful for the harvest, food to eat, and the other things they enjoy in life.
And many people give thanks for their blessings to their God, the Bestower of all good things.
As I contemplated these thoughts over the last month or so, I thought of the communications we have with God, and also with each other. It occurred to me that Thanksgiving is a great time to address those various communications.
We use communication to share thoughts, ideas, feelings, etc. with someone. And we usually adjust the words we pick, the tone we choose, and the emphasis we use given the situation.
Often in life we find that we can become quite casual; over-communicative; perhaps use profanity when angry or trying to show off or stress our point; even throw around the name of Deity as a simple exclamation.
Unfortunately, these last two are happening more and more often, by women as well as by men, and even by our children in school. This has to change.
How you communicate reflects who you are as a son or daughter of God. Clean and intelligent language is evidence of a bright and wholesome mind. Good language that uplifts, encourages, and compliments others invites the Spirit to be with you. Our words, like our deeds, should be filled with faith, hope, and charity. As you do this you will have a better quality of life, more happiness, and greater blessings.
“Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good” Ephesians 4:29.
Always use the names of God and Jesus Christ with reverence and respect. Misusing the names of Deity is a sin. When you pray, address your Father in Heaven in reverent and respectful language. The Savior used such respectful language in the Lord’s Prayer (see Matthew 6:9–12).
Let’s encourage others to use clean language and receive the blessings that naturally follow. 🙂