Words Fitly Spoken

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”
Proverbs 17:9

So often our first choice of defense over an offense is a reactionary retaliation through words and gossip. Somehow, because we hurt, we are under the false impression that this method will fix things, but in reality it only drives the hurt deeper, makes the pain more excruciating and continues to destroy the relationship. How many reputations have we insulted and characters have we maligned by repeating ‘what we know, or sadly, what we ‘think’ we know?” On the contrary, God’s economy is so different! It’s a sweet place of peace, where love is a spiritual warfare, and forgiveness of the offense is our healing.

Proverbs 17:27 confirms the joy that comes when we speak respectfully of and to others. “A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!” Good words given to others not only encourage the listener but come back to bless the giver. How true that is. Where biting words will come back to bite, kind words will come back to bless! Have you seen it in your own life? Have your dished out bitterness to find bitterness returns to lodge in your own heart? Proverbs 15:23 gives a beautiful picture of regal stature and eloquent speech, with it’s analogy of gold and silver. “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” How rich are the words of the wise and the timely words of the understanding, sensitive speakers. A word fitly spoken is a speech of excellence manifesting God’s spirit of life within us as He directs our hearts and our thoughts toward the person in need. The right word at the right time, given with discernment, gives a most beautiful gift to the down and out, the outcast, the discouraged, the despairing, the disappointed, the heavy-hearted, the guilt ridden and the fearful! The person in need of forgiveness is in need of a good word, not an attack and not gossip! Have you had words lately? Remember to make them sweet, without flattery, seasoned with salt, of course, but sweet, gentle and kind. Remember Proverbs 25:11 reminds us How important are the words that come out of our mouth?


Rollin’ The Stone


So ~ Sometimes when tensions mount and it all seems wrong it’s not really all wrong at all, but simply God rolling the stone away from the grave that we would bury ourselves in, if everyone had their way!

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary of Magdala went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter, and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put Him.” John 20: 1,2

It’s ironic isn’t it, that it was still dark, when Mary arrived at the grave site and perhaps she didn’t see clearly enough to know what really went down. She was anxious and tension mounted in her heart of hearts, so she perceived the worst and spread a false rumour about the stolen body of her Lord. Anxiety, pride, and bitterness does that! It makes us act and over react in negative ways. In reality, her Lord had not been taken at all! He was still in control! He had just risen! Go figure! He was alive!
So beautiful soul, when it’s a dark night for you,and you can’t see the forest for the trees, don’t assume that it’s all bad and all wrong. Perhaps God is just rolling the stone away to free you and let you live more abundantly, under His protection.

His will will prevail though the powers of darkness try to take you out.


Be Still

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

Are you in the rat race? It’s a dog eat dog world out there with wars and fightings among the nations and the countries but also within ourselves there are grumblings and gossip and wars; ~ within our relationships and within our own circles of influence life is bitter and unsettled. God’s direct command to His people was to “Be Still” ~ just be still and know Him! Just cease with the busyness and the worries, the jealousies and the schemes and the strivings to get ahead – to get more! Just stop it and rest! Find peace in Him! Let it go! Slow the activities of the mind and just bask in His omnipotence and in His omnipresence. Exalt Him! Trust Him and let Him mend your brokenness, cradle you in his watch care and in His grace care, because He, the Lord of Hosts ~ The Sovereign One who knows the end from the beginning in this world and yours is powerful and knows you and is with you and will take your concerns and fight your battles if only you hand them over in complete surrender. Let’s take Him out of the box we so easily confine Him to, and let Him fix it and do what he does best!

Psalm 46: 10
“Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold.”

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