Friday, July 25, 2008

Stuff -

So, "stuff" has been going on. When "stuff" is going on, I want to know what is up. I hate to be on the peripheral of "stuff". You know, you get an inkling here and maybe an idea here, but you really don't know what is going on. It is easy to get caught up in the "stuff". But here are a few verses I have been meditating on the last few days.

Proverbs 10:19 "When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise."

Proverbs 11:13 "He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy conceals a matter."

Proverbs 12:18 "There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."

Proverbs 15:18 "A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but the slow to anger pacifies contention."

Proverbs 17:9 "He who covers transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends."

Proverbs 15:28 "The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things."

All these verses have led me to "check" my heart. I want to be a person who is wise and righteous and soothes instead of inflames. I want all the words out of my mouth to bring life and healing. I don't want to be the one sinking ships if you know what I mean. So, no matter what "stuff" is going on, I want to not be moved. To any I have hurt, I repent. I want the meditations of my heart and the words from my lips to be pleasing to the Lord.


Anonymous said...

that is so right on Fran, that is the word of the Lord. God showed me 2 of those verses a few nights ago...
Proverbs 10:19 and Proverbs 11:13
This is too how I want to live my life for my thoughts and my lips to please God...

You are awesome!!!

God's Warrior Bride said...
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God's Warrior Bride said...

You are correct that "stuff" is here and there and you too are correct in wanting to be a wise and righteous person during this time. In the last week I have spent more time not only checking my heart by also any words that I might want to speak. Which is what I probably should have been doing for years instead of a week.

I also repent to you and anyone else I may have hurt. It is my heart to serve God to the fullest of my ability. With that comes accepting things I might not necessarily understand or agree with agree with. But I trust that God is control and that's enough for me.

Thanks for sharing these verses.



erica said...

I too DESPERATELY want these things for my lips and words and my mouth. I want to repent and ask forgiveness for letting my emotions and clear-cut stupidity get ahold on my mouth (again).

His Beloved said...

It's great to meet you via blogging. ;) I love your heart and I can tell you're awesome! GOD BLESS!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful name! I know what you mean about wanting to just have God's word come out of my mouth. I want love to pour out of me like a bucket!