Slave To Our Words (Sunday Inspiration)

Once an old man spread rumors that his neighbor was a thief. As a result, the young man was arrested. Days later the young man was proven innocent.

After being released he sued the old man for wrongly accusing him.

In the court the old man told the Judge: “They were just comments, didn’t harm anyone.”

The judge told the old man: “Write all the things you said about him on a piece of paper. Cut them up and on the way home, throw the pieces of paper out. Tomorrow, come back to hear the sentence.”

Next day, the judge told the old man: “Before receiving the sentence, you will have to go out and gather all the pieces of paper that you threw out yesterday.”

The old man said: “I can’t do that! The wind spread them and I won’t know where to find them.”

The judge then replied: “The same way, simple comments may destroy the honor of a man to such an extent that one is not able to fix it. If you can’t speak well of someone, rather don’t say anything.”

Moral OF THE STORY?

Let’s all watch what our mouths speak, so that we won’t be slaves of our words.

James 3:6 “And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.”

Ephesians 5:6 “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”

Matthew 15:11 “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”

Colossians 3:8 “But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.”

Luke 6:45 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.”

Matthew 12:37

For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Have a great Sunday evening! Hope you week begins and ends as you would have it. Blessings!

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How Heavy is Your Glass? (Of the Story Inspiration)

Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.

As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”

Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds.

She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter. It all depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light. If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little. If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”

As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little. Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”…….

The moral OF THE STORY: It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and worries. 90% of the things we worry about happening…Never happen.

No matter what happens during the day, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you. If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the glass down……..and there is always a place to leave it 😉

1 Peter 5:7 “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” Peter, Disciple of Jesus

Luke 21:34And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.” Jesus

Autumn Garden (Sunday Inspirational)

It’s Sunday….Make it a Great One 🙂

To The Glory of God!

Matthew 24:12-13
And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” (KJV)

When Spring time comes, there’s no time like it- The Earth breaks out of dormancy and flowers start to bud and bring forth. But since we’ve spent previous months indoors due to cold weather, we are enthusiastic at gardening’ planting…and we make preparations correctly and thoroughly. When new young plants appear, we begin weeding and cultivating to promote optimal growth and we make sure nothing hinders the health and vigor of the tender vines.

But later, there is an all too common tendency…..and by the time fall season and harvest approach, we have spent many long, hot and tiresome days working in our garden. The newness has long since faded and while the prospect of harvest is still exciting, it’s not uncommon to find a few weeds that slipped our attention and now are quite big. But for some reason they don’t seem so bad anymore, and it’s easy to ignore them at this stage in the season. Sometimes these gardens turn into an unsightly mess.

What is the meaning of all this? Well, it has a direct parallel to those of the Christian faith and especially in parenting. We start out with high expectations and ideals, but because of “the burden and heat of the day” (Matthew 20:12), the task at hand may become daunting and shortcuts look like good alternatives. We forget that God wants us to labor faithfully all the way to the end.

Even Solomon with all his wisdom became lax and fell away, forgetting about the commandments of God and married “strange wives” (women of foreign nations and false religions-heathen women) who led him away from God (1 Kings chapt. 11). Paul’s words in Galatians 6:9 are excellent advice for all of us: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20)

Everyday Obstacles (Sunday Inspiration)

Exodus 14:31
And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.”

The Israelites terrified….The Lord miraculously made Egyptians release the Israelites from slavery….but something changed; the former masters had changed their minds and were bent on capturing back the departed workers. Mountains on each side, Red Sea in front of them,…Egyptian army rapidly approaching from behind…..the Israelites certainly felt trapped. Have we not felt the same way at one time or another?

All around were obstacles in every direction. Have we found ourselves hemmed by mountains and facing a sea of uncertainty, maybe we are the same right now….an army of debt, poor health,…not able to escape the results of bad decisions,…strained relationships…when these things happen; when our back is against the wall we need to recognize that our human strength and ingenuity is insufficient to bring us through without Greater Help.

As human beings, we see obstacles, but God sees opportunities. Places where, if we so desired of Him,… He can step in and help if only we would set aside our worries and religious dogma and just depend on the ONE True God for deliverance. God is looking to show Himself strong on the behalf of His people (not His people? Click HERE) for His name’s Glory.

In the face of Israel’s issues, Moses said, “…….Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”(Exodus 14:13)

All too often we try to fix our lives by our own abilities instead of turning to God. When we encounter things that seem too big for us, they probably are; but instead of trying to fix it on our own or being compelled to just give up….we need to stop and pray, reach out to God and ask for help. Sometimes, and most times, we need Someone Bigger than we are.

We don’t need to wait until we face a dire predicament, we can take even our little problems to God. We have many religions in the world, but only One God who can actually help us when we need supernatural help. And, when we find ourselves in a desert experience, we need to allow God to turn those obstacles into opportunities.

Psalms 43:5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”

Psalms 60:11 “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.”

A Dreadful Superstition Grips America (LINK)

This link goes to a website that is certainly “controversial,” however, this article ‘hits the nail on the head.’ I recommend this article to everyone; it was certainly written with love and with other people in mind. Certainly all faiths and general public from all walks of life will benefit from this if we will apply it to our lives with serious endeavor. Ponder on it. It’s the change people may be looking for. 

“……………Ministers of religion, lawyers, architects, men renowned as brilliant scientists, physicians (particularly, physicians), University professors, middle class people, working class people, people of all nationalities, are its victims………What is this superstition? …………………Eat the truly good food, breathe good air, drink pure water, exercise, maintain optimistic and pleasant thoughts, and therefore enjoy fantastic health. Give our cells the proper nutrition and our immune systems will become as God gave us in the first place. Our immune system will then rebuild our body and we will enjoy the freedom of no illnesses…………..”

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE > https://christianflatearthministry.org/2018/09/20/a-dreadful-superstition-grips-america/

Thanks to Kenneth T for the inspiration behind the above photo 🙂

Psalms 139:14 View whole chapter |”I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

How to stop your sugar cravings FOR GOOD (LINK)

Sugar addiction is hard to break. Nutritionists today believe that the usual diet, which consists mostly of processed food and synthetic ingredients, makes reducing sugar cravings extremely hard.

This does not mean it can’t be done.

READ MORE HERE > https://www.food.news/2018-08-22-how-to-stop-your-sugar-cravings-for-good.html