Words Matter

FOR THE MIND! November 22, 2020
 
                Scripture teaches us the importance of the words that we say and how we say them. To the church in Colossae Paul wrote, “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (Colossians 4:6). Scripture also teaches us that we are to strive for peace. Jesus tells us, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” However, in our quest for peace with others, we must not give up godliness through compromise. In James 3:17 we read, “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy” (emphasis mine). As Christians our minds must be captured by the Word of God, our souls immersed in the holiness of God, and our hearts flooded with the love of God. It is in this condition that we as Christians can best provide our witness of Christ. People will begin to understand more than just where we stand, they will begin to know who we stand for.  
 
FROM THE HEART!
 
                Do not allow the bitterness of this election period to determine how you will respond to others. Spend time in God’s Word and in prayer, asking God to teach you how to listen, what to say, and how to forgive. As I write this I can honestly say that the political landscape is still uncertain; however, what is certain is that God is sovereign and always in control. Nothing has taken Him by surprise and in this day we may give thanks for He is good. We must allow the Spirit of God to work in us and through us, to allow us to see this time in our lives as opportunities to serve Him and not obstacles that will hinder the propagation of the Gospel.
 
In His Service, for His glory,                                                                                        
 
 
Pastor Michael
 

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