Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Chatting with Charity ~39



Good Morning! I can't wait to see you ladies tomorrow night at the Christy Nockels concert.
This morning I am going to put myself in an uncomfortable spot. I am going to tell you that I have been struggling with my tongue! I will be honest and tell you it all started when someone hurt my feelings a few times. Please, know that they were not purposely mean and I don't believe they even know that they hurt me. I have really struggled to not go vent to ...everyone I know. How awful would that be! James 3:5-6 says, So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things. See how great a forest is set aflame by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongue is set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell.
My desire to vent could start a fire among the body of Christ and I would be broken to know that I had started such a thing. And goodness, I am very sure that I have unintentionally hurt many people and I desire their forgiveness and understanding, which is what I should be free to give in this situation. I hope that this will be a reminder to me to always be on guard.
James 3:8 But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.
The tongue is restless evil and full of deadly poison. Wow! Yes, it is!
Instead of trusting the words that I desire to say, I need to forgive and love them.
1 Peter 4:8 Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.
Please, be encouraged that if you are struggling with your tongue that you are not alone in the struggle. And let us remember that love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails!
Do you struggle with your tongue?
 
Charity

1 comment:

Dana Sebastian said...

This quote! great reminder..





~Dana@HAUS

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