Speak Little and Last
James 1:26 (NLT) If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself and your religion is worthless.

Our intentions are quickly exposed the moment our tongues begin to speak. There used to be a time when spoken words were both respected and embraced much as were the people who would speak them. What was spoken meant something because people were earnest listeners, and they gave thought to what was being said to them. Then they took time to process what they heard so that their response wasn’t necessarily a lot, but it was truthful and effective in value. Listen. Process. Speak. This is a practice that is beneficial to the believer’s charge to spread the Good News of Jesus. We can’t help people hear what Jesus offers them if we talk at them without first connecting with them. You want to share Jesus with others? Start a conversation, and get to know them first. Then speak little, and last. Let your religion count for Someone.