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Have you ever killed anyone?

by Mike on March 13, 2014

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In war careless talk kills.

Unfortunately, war is not the only time when careless talk is destructive. When we speak carelessly and without thought about our brothers and sisters in Christ we play into the enemies plan to destroy the character of the saints. The bible speaks of hasty words (words without thought) and harsh words (words without compassion). These are the types of words that routinely kill the character of others and cause emotional damage that often takes years to repair. James chapter 3 describes the tongue as a fire that cannot be tamed. Let us be sure that the flames of our tongue are used to destroy the kingdom of darkness and not the very ones that are called alongside us in life to glorify and to make the Lord known in the Earth.

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18 ESV

“There is more hope for a fool than for someone who speaks without thinking.” Proverbs 29:20

 “With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness…my brothers this should not be”   James 3:9-11 paraphrased.

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A self-image devotional

by Mike on October 27, 2012

Many of us often wish we were someone else….

We often wonder what life would be like if we were taller, or richer, or prettier…

Or maybe we just wish that…

“that one thing that happened would not have happened”

…then maybe we would like ourselves more.

The truth is we are who we are and every detail of our life gives us a uniqueness that makes us beautiful.

Our experiences, some wonderful, some painful, are all full of meaning. They create our beautiful uniqueness. And instead of hiding in a corner of insecurity we should boldly embrace who we are and be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (2 Tim 2:1).

Wishing to be someone else is a road that will always lead to nowhere. Instead of viewing ourselves as something less than desirable we should understand that EVERYONE has shortcomings and ours are no greater than anyone else’s.

In reality the way we look, the amount of money we have in the bank etc… are all things of this earth.  And the scriptures teach us that we should set our minds on things above, not on things of the earth. (Col 3:2) I can’t tell you that the next time you look in the mirror you will never feel insecure another day in your life, but I can tell you that even with all of your insecurities and shortcomings God is still able to use you…even more, he is WAITING to use you.

Now I know that a search for identity or a need to overcome an insecurity cannot be solved in one night by reading a blog post. I do however know that prayer has helped me overcome many difficult things and I believe it is a great way to start this series. So I’ll leave you with this request – After you finish reading this find a quiet place and talk to God about whatever it is that makes you feel inadequate. Make prayer a daily practice and put all of your cares in God’s hands. You will not be disappointed

God Bless

Mike J

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God’s free gifts

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