Spouting off or Listening?

I received a list of prayer requests this week from a godly friend who asked for prayer in an area I hadn't really given much thought to but was a very wise request. The meat of one of the requests was this:
"I want to give God-centered advice to my children and spouse when asked, wanting the ability to recognize when an opinion is being given rather than a word from the Lord to their heart, which comes from God's Word."
"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14
  • How many times do I just spout something out of my mouth before even considering what I am going to say?
  • Do I listen to what is being said or asked or am I going over in my own mind what my answer will be?
  • Or am I considering the Word of God and how the question should be answered according to His Word or is it just my opinion?
The only way to give a God-centered response is to know the GOD of the Bible.
"Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding." Proverbs 17:27
Proverbs is full of the wisdom of God.

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