SEW looking forward to SEWING some more on this Sunday! It was such a pleasure to finish and drop off a quilt and surprise bag to a local friend and multiple-order customer yesterday. I often find once I’m back in sewing mode, it’s easier to get even MORE sewing done! Since a I have a few more quilts and pillows to make, this is a GOOD thing! 🙂
So here are Sunday’s devotions. Remember you can read Psalms and Proverbs to accompany each day on my page, Daily Scripture Readings. AND check out my new page, where you can have an opportunity to put compassion into action–whether through praying, sharing the linked causes, and/or donating.
“Anything undisciplined will be wild and uncontrollable, always wanting to do its own thing. A child is that way. So is a wild animal. So is appetite. The human tongue is no different. No man can tame the tongue–not by himself. You need the Holy Spirit’s help, but God will not do it all for you. You must discipline your mouth and take responsibility for what comes out of it.
How do you talk about your future? If you are not satisfied with your life and want to see it change, begin speaking over yourself according to God’s Word. Let your words be in agreement with God’s Word and you will be blessed greatly.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Ending Your Day Right”
“Almost every one of us could use some improvement in our self image. It takes time to grasp the hope for ourselves that God has for us.
It is so wonderful and comforting to know that when everyone else only sees our faults, God still sees our possibilities.”
–Joyce Meyer in “New Day New You”
-1- It’s an interesting concept to think about our tongues being “wild things” that need taming. Yet how many times do we say something, without thinking, and wish we hadn’t said it? And the sad thing is, once we say something, we can’t take it back.
-2- I love this part of the quote, “when everyone else only sees our faults, God still sees our possibilities.” That would be a good one to remember on those days when we’re feeling down about ourselves or after receiving some particularly painful criticism.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Did you ever think about the concept of taming your tongue? Are you someone who tends to think before you speak, or have you had the unfortunate occasions when you speak before thinking how it will affect someone?
Have you ever considered that idea, that while others might be overly critical and harp on your faults, God still knows what your capable of accomplishing?