30/30 Challenge: Day 5

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I prayed before I began tonight’s study. I asked for wisdom and insight. Tonight’s verse, Matthew 12:37, is what I will be meditating on especially. Because it applies to one of my biggest challenges- speaking before I think when I need to think before I speak.

Words, whether written or spoken, have power. They can make people feel things. They do make people feel things. Which is good and bad.

For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned. (Matthew 12:37)

I want my words to inspire and help, not hurt. And as much as I’d love to say, “every word I release into the world is a shining reflection of my good Christian faith,” that’d be a lie.

I am a work-in-progress, that’s for sure.




6 thoughts on “30/30 Challenge: Day 5

  1. You are not alone, Rae. We are all works in progress. God is never finished molding and making us into His image. As we yield to the potter’s loving hands, He will mold and shape us into a vessel he can use. You are on a wonderful journey, and you’re doing great!

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  2. Wow, my morning bible study lead me down the same path as you. Below is from day seven of Under the Shadow of the Almighty.

    Tame Your Tongue

    Have you considered your words today? The way you speak and how you treat others is a matter personal to Me. Have I not said that love fulfills the law? If you truly love Me, you will love others. You will look for their needs and be diligent to fill them. And you will also choose words that heal and build up, not ones that tear down.

    Remember to love with your words today. Be kindly affectionate toward others, portraying My love in all your speech. I don’t call you to pour oil in their ears, but I do call you to consider well what you are saying and to be certain to build the listener up in Me.

    Doesn’t My word bring life? Let your words be life as well, bringing health and salvation to the listener. The only way you can do this is to have My words in your heart and on your lips at all times. Listen to My Spirit and let Him add salt to your speech. Scripture for Thought

    “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21

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  3. I like that! Since last night’s post, I’ve looked up relevant Bible verses and jotted them down in my Notebook. I’m glad to hear your Bible is study is productive, too! Thanks for sharing (:


  4. Thank you, Pete! God has been patient, constant force my life- as I’m sure He has been in others’. He’s truly amazing.


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