Good Day Everyone!
First, I moved these to evening posts because they calm me and I sleep more soundly. Tonight Pastor Corey taught about managing our mouths. It was an awesome message. I am going to piggyback on his message. It really got me thinking about the use of my mouth and is my heart in the correct place.
12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
In the verse above, the verse is explaining that something cannot be one thing and produce another. I do NOT want to be that person that walks and talks one way around my fellow Christians and at Church and be another person speaking another way when I leave. I catch myself a lot questioning what I may say, text or so on, before I do it. I know the Lord is working in me. I believe it is important that we are careful with the way we act or speak when we are upset and angry. In an instance we can loose everything we are as a Christian with a poor choice of words or a statement that is unchristian.
In today's world, we have so many outlets and that means there are many ways for us to fall, succumb to, rebut or debate a topic. We should be strong and ensure that this is what God wants. I've found myself wanting to lash out or having lashed out and when I've cooled down, I realize that was not the right thing to do. Sometimes we are stronger not saying anything at all and walking away.
"Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
keep watch over the door of my lips."
The Lord has been getting an ear full from me over the course of the last few months. I've been praying and asking for His guidance and understanding with the walk I am on. I know it is important for me to keep asking for the Lord to watch over my tongue and lips.
Let's close in prayer and ask the Lord to continue to work in our hearts to be the Christian He desires us to be. Pray for the many friends and family we have needing His healing hand, His understanding and guidance and strength. Continue to pray for those concerns that weigh heavy on your heart. Praise His many blessings.
Love you all!