Month: October 2015

How’s My Speech?

Scripture: Matthew 12: [34] You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

Observation: Even though I try each day to speak words of love and encouragement to honor God, it doesn’t take long before I say a sarcastic remark, a hurtful statement or an angry word. For me to say good things I need to think about it, yet to say unkind words they come out immediately.

Application: I need to work harder on my heart instead of my speech. I need to appreciate all that God has given me and build that in my heart. I need to pray for a softening of my heart.

Prayer: My Lord soften this servant’s heart that it will honor you with my actions, thoughts and words. Use me as an encourager in this world to honor you.

Learning From Jesus

Scripture: Matthew 11: [29] Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Observation: I read each day and I know what Jesus has done and what his message is, but do I learn from Him? When the time comes that I need to put in practice what I’ve learned I simply try to handle things in my own power and thoughts. Jesus asks me to do it together with Him, yet I continue to try to tackle life on my own.

Application: Jesus loves me and is prepared to be right by me walking and teaching me as I go on this journey. I need to let Him take charge and I need to learn.

Prayer: Dear Lord guide me each day and open my eyes to what it is you want me to learn. May I be a good student and graduate this life to the next.