Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Morning Meditation-James 1:26

James 1:26

New International Version (NIV)
26 Those who consider themselves religious, and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues, deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.                                                                                            Amen, this is so true.  I do not understand people who claim to be religious, but cuss worse than any sailor I have ever known!! They love to be the center of attention, and are constantly raising their voices. When I see parents out shopping with their children, and the children are acting like children, duh!! The parents lose it, they start yelling at the top of their lungs, belittle their children by calling them names, and whipping them in public. These are the same parents sometimes, that are possibly teaching Sunday School, or Children's Church, or working in the Church Nursery. Oops, am I saying to much here?? Just keeping it real people, keeping it real. Christian means, Christ within me. That does not mean Christ within me only when I am at Church, or whenever I think no one is watching. Guess what?? You are being watched 24/7. By who you ask? Your precious Saviour!! Also by your children. So, you better quickly put a rein on that tongue of yours. Lead by example, a Good example.

14 comments:

Pam said...

Amen. The kids don't deserve what I see in public. Yes, they need discipline, but not rage.

mijn simpel blogje said...

praise God! aleleluya

are many things that i dont post because i have told the lord i wanted


my blogs to be a place of peace and healthy friendships no negativity

people need encouragement and Gods word..in this world were we are living right now

but unfortunately my husband is right when he says that .going to church dont make us christians

we talk the talk but dont walk the walk..

the tongue hum? its a dangerous part of the body

that we daily have to ask God to tempered it...and start to speak godly words
and ask the lord for the spirit of meekness and stillness

thanks for posting this...your so right friend...blessings

rcubes said...

I remember visiting my parents after being away for many years. My mom got so used to waking me up so early to go to church & I guess she still saw me as the teenager that left... She kept.bugging me to go to church though my dad told her I was old enough in my late 20's then to make decisions. All I told her was I didn't feel like going since most of the churchgoers gossiped...She stopped bugging me since. I love the reminders from the book of James. So true.
May the words of our mouths always be pleasing to our Lord. Take care sis...God bless.

elaineolsen@live.com said...

There are times when I think that, perhaps, my days of teaching the kids (whether at home or church) probably need to end. I don't have as much patience as I used to have. I needed this reminder today. Thank you.

~elaine

joy said...

Amen to that Denise. If our heart is clean, then clean words will pour out. So we need to be filled with God's words and not from this world in order to speak godly and pure. Bless you dear!

Lauren Davenport said...

I read this scripture just the other day. It made me stop and really reflect...

Dee said...

I think people forget that people God is watching...I have to tell you that since I have heard you speak on your videos when I read your post I hear your adorable accent.

leadinggodsgeneration said...

So very true that our kids are watching and copying! Tone is something I have to watch, too. Thanks for sharing with us!
Hugs,
Michelle

Annmarie Pipa said...

yep..we can't hide from Him, why do we even try?!

Parsley said...

Thanks for sharing.

Alecia Simersky said...

Amen!! They mimic us and if we are harsh and rude they will be too, I have to watch myself to make sure my words are coming out the way I want them taken.
Blessings to you sweet Denise, praying with you for healing!

Pia said...

So true, denise. Right on.

Love, love, love!

Madonna said...

I have trouble with my tongue when I am angry and God and I are working on controlling it. I comepletely understand what you mean though. I remember I once wrote a blistering blog post about a man in Hardee's. It was around 9am on Sunday morning and the whole family was dressed up so you know they were going to church. He got mad about his order and throw the tater tots in the clerks face. Not a good impression and certainly not what Jesus would have done.

girlmeetspaper said...

Such a great reminder that "Christian" means "Christ Within Us." Thanks so much for linking up this past Monday! So sorry I didn't make it your way earlier!