Good morning, Mini-Women! If you didn't read yesterday's introduction to the week -- about promises-- please do. You'll see the Journal page to downlaod and you'll want to do that too. (And don't feel sorry for Maeryn here in the check-out line. She got everything that was promised to her, believe me!)
As always on Tuesdays during our 61 Days Without Worthless Words, we'll look closely at the exact words that get us into WW territory in the particular area were talking about. Since this week we're all about the promises we make, especally the ones we don't mean to keep or forget to keep or want to keep but can't because we've promised way too much (that's the one where I get into trouble) -- since that's what we're about this week . . . .
Today post the words you use or hear other people use that make promises worthless. Here are some examples:
* "I'll pray for you."
* "I'll think about you every single minute."
* "I swear I'll never do it again."
* "I'll pay you a thousand dollars if you'll do the dishes for me." (I have actually said that to my husband. Did I mean it? Um, no.)
This is a hard one and I'm not sure we can come up with 24 in 24 hours (although maybe you can . . . ) so how about if we go for 12?
Fill that in-box, Mini-Women. We can't stop using worthless words if we don't know what they are, right?
"Spread for me a banquet of praise, Serve High God a feast of kept promises." (Psalm 50:15, The Message)
Dear God, please help us to discover the promise-words we say that aren't true to you. And when we find them, please help us to remember that you're there to guide our lips so we won't use them. let our lives be a feast of kept promises to you.