James warned about this evil.

Most of the time invisible.

Always lurking ready to strike.

One may plan to use it for good.

But then it does its own thing.

It sputters words of divisiveness,

intentional cruelty, and malice.

How can you correct it's wrong?

Stay alert fill your spirit with fruit.

Use this tool to bless and not curse.

Use it to speak God’s truth never to hurt.

The tongue if not developed will cause shame.

So nurture the heart so what rolls out speaks to God’s fame.

Nichole Shirell's website

The Gift