Originally Posted by Amencorner
Hello, l would just like to say thanks, Alan
Your most welcome my friend.
Hello, l would just like to say thanks, Alan
Thanks for this.
Thank you for this posting. I have many paranoid worries and struggles in my own daily life as well as struggling greatly with disceernment. I was never diagnosed with OCD or anything but often I have much confusion where sometimes I don't actually know where my problem even lies. I like this verse I read the other day which has been a big help Psalm 94:19 "When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul." This is a very good verse for me or anyone who struggles with what I have..
Thank you so much for this. I only got about 5 hours sleep last night. I was up late worrying, woke up in the middle of the night worrying, laid in bed for 4 hours worrying. I know God will carry my husband and I through this, but sometimes I let satan and his evil dark thoughts and worries creep in. I'm going to print out your words and read it over every time I start to worry and feel anxiety. Thank you for sharing God's words and reminding me fo keep my focus on Him and His promise!
Thanks for the reminder,... yes our words are so very important and have such impact beyond what we can see or anticipate.
I had a situtaion that reminded me of this point very recently.
God is good.
His timing is perfect, once again, thanks.
Nice work, you are definitely on the right track.
Very well put, I agree with every word. Amen.
Amen brother, Thanks for sharing. Right on the money.
It was a good day for me to read this.
Thanks for your service to Him for His Glory Shadrach.
Nice post as usual
Yes, we must remember that our standards of conduct don't change over time. We must resist those who try to change the Gospel to fit modern society. It wont always be socially acceptable, or politically correct, to follow the Word of God in a lost world.
Tremendous blog. Well done!
Callofthesearch directed me to this thread, Shadrach.
I want to thank you for it too. It is beautiful.
Oh Shadrach, I so love to ready your blogs. I find them so uplifting, they often bring a tear to my eye. I just want you to know you are touching others with your tender words
Dont stop please !!!
Oh that is so lovely Shadrach.............it has touched my heart.
thank you for sharing such tender words with us.
Reminds me of an old saying(Chinese, I think)
Whatever you are carrying will spill out when someone bumps you.
Hi. You write a very good article (blog). I especially like your outline of James' analogies to illustrate the power of the tongue. But most of all I like the fact that you undertook to list the means by which we can hope to gain self-control over the tongue: "only by prayer, watchfulness and a dependence on Christ Jesus to guide what we say." You also go to the trouble to explain what to do if we have failed to maintain control: "seek Christ’s forgiveness and allow Him to change the attitude of your heart and mouth."
I must say that if we would follow your advice, we would not only behave much better, but we would have greatly improved hearts, with far less pride or arrogance and far more humility.
We in the USA sometimes get carried away with our freedom of speech, and we generally feel that it is a very important part of who we are. We use our tongues to get jobs and to do well in them. And our social standing is completely bound up in it.
But if we are to be people of love, it is not just that we must stop abusing our right to speak -- which we most surely must.
And it is not just that we should only say what is useful for building others up -- which we most surely must.
It is that those who love have a heart for people that extends ahead of all they say and do. What they say and do is only an overflow of their heart toward others. Their words and actions tend to be expressions of that love for others. Likewise, those who are self-centered in various ways overflow in words and actions which tend to be expressions of self-love.
He or she who would control the tongue, let alone the rest of their actions, must first purify their heart, because love comes from "a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith." 1 Timothy 1:5.
So, we must ask, please give us a list of the literal steps we should take to attain to a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith.
If you have that knowledge ready to go, then that kind of specificity would greatly edify those who seek to proactively control their tongue -- people like me.
I have always known of his grace for my salvation but, here recently I got really really sick almost to death..His grace revealed to me love that has no fear of physical death as he held me through the severe pain, then Jesus showed me life..to love. I had been searching for reasons of why my diabetes would not be healed in his name...Now, I do not search for healing for I have found grace like I have never ever known before, the most beautiful word that you really cannot explain...He is so so wonderful. He holds my hand...always has even when I was blind...and now I see..it is sufficient for me..