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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom!!!

As I'm taking notes on my 2012 word, "TRUTH"....more often than not what I find is God speaking HIS truth to my heart and soul, not necessarily just the word "truth".  Many of my blog posts are coming from just that very thing, as God shines HIS light into the darkness of my heart exposing truths.  It's often painful....but oh, so needful.  Just like we  correct our children....or in my case, our GRANDchildren....for their own good and so that they don't grow up to be delinquents....LOL....God has to correct us, too.  And, just like it breaks the heart of our GRANDson to be scolded....it does mine, too....but I know that it's  what I need....so that I will grow in HIS likeness.

As I was led to James 3 during my devotions one morning this week....I was reminded of some advice that I had given to someone just the day before....
"be kind....a little kindness goes a long way"!!!

James 3:2
For if we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.

James 3:5-6
In the same way, the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches.  
But a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.
And the tongue is a flame of  fire.
It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body.  
It can set your whole life on fire, for it is set on fire by hell (Satan) itself.

James 3:8-10
....but no one can tame the tongue (only God).
It is restless and evil, full of deadly poison.
Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God.  And so blessing and cursing come pouring out of the same mouth.  Surely, my brothers and sisters, this is not right!!!


image credit
poem by Shaun Shane
 Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, Sweet Reader

In HIS Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!

4 comments:

  1. Great post~ WOW! I am going to have to borrow this post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  2. James is a hard book to study sometimes but it is so important in bringing balance to our lives.......We need both encouragement and admonittion to grow and thank goodness God gives us both....

    I love the picture saying if our words were like glass...great point...

    I hop you have a great day..

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  3. You have used the Poem Tongues Made of Glass by the Poet Shaun Shaun without
    crediting him here is a link to an online publishing of his poem.http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/04-tongues-made-of-glass/

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Proverbs 16:24