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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sometimes You Just Need To Be Quiet

The mouths of fools are their undoing, and their lips are a snare to their very lives. Proverbs 18:7
It is very difficult for some people to not get the last word. In a heated debate or exchange of words as a believer you need to just be cool. This means no last words, no cuts, no proving yourself, and no retaliation. With email or a text, sometimes it is easy to 'talk back' to someone maybe to get your point in. Take it from yours truly, it is best to leave 'doors shut' and not try to shove them down so to speak. 
Have you heard the phrase "the less said the better"? That is often so very true. To ramble on or to try to win verbal battles is not necessarily a loving thing to do. You are sort of known by the words that come out of your mouth. We know in James chapter 3 it says "no man can tame the tongue" but with God's help we can certainly make an attempt to. 

Today why not make an effort to be careful how you respond to those you come across. Perhaps give a kind compliment to someone. Be sweet with your words. If someone tries to pick a fight you be the bigger one and nip it in the bud. Ask God to help you control what you say. 

PRAYER: Each day I have choices to make Lord. My emotions can cause me to say things I may regret later. Help me keep a watch on my mouth and purpose to only let joyful things come out of it. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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