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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Taming the Tongue

Jean Oathout- Our Faith Message today is taken from 
Kim Damon's notes in a recent class: 

Has anyone ever changed the course of your day with their words?  

I read the words "but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison." (James 3:8). 

I'm a visual person so I Googled images (to illustrate the action).

I saw lots of duct tape, zippers, and whips!
But honestly none of those were very practical! 

Would God give us impractical frustrating Words?
Well, if it brought us to a place of asking for help,


It's not the first time
an impossible request was made by God.
How about:
"Be perfect as I am perfect" -Jesus Matt 5:48
"Be holy, because I the LORD your God,
am holy." ~God Lev. 19:2
"You must be blameless before the LORD your
God." Deu. 18:13

So are we really able to tame our tongue, or be
perfect, or be holy or blameless?!

Well, yes..and no.

James gives us some really great help with the 
tongue taming.

He says "Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and 
slow to become angry." (see James 1:19)
Part of taming our tongue, is just not blurting
out whatever comes to mind!
And to be honest,
you might not think being holy, blameless and
perfect, has anything to do with taming your tongue.
Oh, but it does.

Sadly, or maybe it's a good thing,
out of the mouth,
comes the overflow of the heart.

And God judges the heart
(the place He is knocking at the door of)
(desiring to be invited in).
So how do we tame our tongue
(if not by duct tape, zippers and whips)?

Should we use gritted teeth, white knuckles
and sheer will power?
Lock ourselves away in isolation?!
Well, fasting words (for a season)
may be beneficial,
but in truth, we must ask Jesus to come in
and help us.
Ask that His Spirit would cleanse and heal our
If our heart is the well spring of the soul,
and pouring out of our mouth is deadly poison,
then we must shock the well!

Simply put,
repent from the sin that resides
replace lies we have believed with truth
(found in the Bible)
And ask for the Lord to help us.

If you get stuck,
ask a Christian who's a little farther down the path than you.
We all have our share of sinful trials
we are all in process.
About being holy, blameless and perfect,
the Point is (and always was)
that this is the unwavering standard.
The only way to attain this state 
is to accept the sacrifice of Jesus
in our place.

He is our only hope.
He makes us holy,
He makes us perfect
(washing us with His own blood).
and He makes us blameless by
taking all the blame on his own shoulders
for our redemption.

God bless you as you wrestle with
(and meditate on) this truth.

Let's pray and ask God to heal us at the root
and purify our hearts.    Kim Damon
    Father, may we see that what we say does have an effect on others.
    Help us weigh in our minds what we're about to say, realizing that it needs to help, not hinder the person.
    Teach us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.
     I ask this in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

Today’s Bible verse: Prov. 10:19 "In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

Today’s quotes: Luc Niebergall: "I truly believe that we are in a season where the Lord is bringing order to the heart of the Church. He is doing this so that we can walk in the full expression of what He is releasing on the earth today. Something that I believe He is fashioning within the heart of His Bride is a deeper level of meekness and humility.

Humility is having a full dependency on the Lord and prioritizing God's perspective above peoples' perspective. Humility is having a fear of the Lord in friendship with Him, which eliminates fear of man from existing in your heart. It is to take the hidden road because you know that your Father's affirmation is greater than words of flattery from the masses.

God is shaping both meekness and humility within His Bride, as an act of love, that we may step into the full expression of our birthright as sons and daughters of God. Allowing God to shape meekness and humility within us is pivotal with stewarding the callings of God that are over each of our lives. Now is a time to call out for meekness and humility."

Luc Niebergall
Royal Identity Ministries


Our question today: Do we have a healthy fear of the Almighty God? We should, as He sees and knows everything. He longs so much for us to ask for His help and guidance. Let's begin the day by simply asking Him to have His way today.

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1 comment:

  1. This is very good and may be worth repeating again sometime. It seems like something that we need reminders about from time to time. At least I'm speaking for myself. Debbie