A good friend of mine mentioned that she found a devotional on word fast. I looked into it, and found the 7-day sample on bible.com. (If you are interested in the actual book, The Forty-Day Word Fast by Tim Cameron, you can find it on Amazon.)
The author says, “I encourage people to fast from words of judgment, criticism, sarcasm, negativity, complaining, or gossip.” I need to work on all of these categories, not just some of them.
I encourage you to think about the things you say and if you feel you would benefit from this challenge, do it with me! If you hear “words of judgment, criticism, sarcasm, negativity, complaining, or gossip” leave my mouth, please lovingly point it out to me, so I can repent.
What helps you remember to use words that are pleasing to God?