The Babbling Brook

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Visit a waterfall.

Western Massachusetts is a good place to start. North Georgia has quite a few. Perhaps tour those in Tennessee or Virginia. Google waterfalls, and you’ll find a plethora of great ones to enjoy.

The sound of a waterfall is outstanding. The babbling brook that directs our path recharges us with its purity and vitality. Our heart beats faster as we approach the waterfall, and we feel more alive than we did just moments before.

Here’s the caveat: All that noise distracts us after a while. The waterfall beats at our ears, and eventually we want to shut it out, so we can think.

Conversation is like that waterfall. At first, it’s enjoyable, pure, and pleasant. If we’re not careful, we can get caught up in damaging speech that becomes a waterfall beating at our ears with negativity and irreverence.

2 Timothy 2:16 says:

“But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness.”

Our speech must be clean and pure. Our focus must be on family, church, and the things of God, or else our babbling brook of conversation will soon turn to gossip and negativity and become an irreverent waterfall that will distract others from the will of God.

When Christ is first in our heart, he will be first in what we think and say.

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