May 13

Written by Bill Grandi on May 13th, 2024

Have you ever gotten the feeling that God is trying to teach you something, or, at least, prepare you? I had one of those mornings.

#1- It started off as I read something by Pastor Greg Laurie. In his devotional book, Every Day with Jesus, he wrote:

A tongue controlled by Jesus Christ can be a great blessing. But uncontrolled, it can do much damage. Just as a horse is controlled by a bit, we are controlled by our words. (Week 20-p.115)

#2- The psalmist, David, wrote, “You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night. You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong. I am determined not to sin in what I say.”  (Ps.17:3)

#3- “Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything.” (Pr. 13:3)

The verdict? No coincidence. There is a lesson to be learned. So I say to myself: Learn it. I suggest to you: Learn it. Watch what you say today (or maybe down the road since God may be preparing you for what is to come). No lesson is wasted.

 

10 Comments so far ↓

  1. Pam says:

    This is a reminder I need over and over. Psalm 141:3 is one of my go to verses: LORD, place a guard at my mouth, a sentry at the door of my lips.

  2. In God’s economy, nothing is wasted if we are willing to learn from the Great Teacher.
    Blessings, Bill!

  3. Ryan S. says:

    Wise words that I often think… If I only would have learned this earlier in my life!

    Now… Wise words that I continue to think… if I only would apply this more to my life!

    Thanks for the reminder this morning!

    • Bill Grandi says:

      Looking back is not fun I don’t think. Like you, I can remember so many times when I cringe. And yes, I still need to learn them.

  4. gail says:

    The tongue can have a split personality, sometimes it can say loving, encouraging, uplifting words,that help to heal someone. Sometimes its reaction instead of responding can create a chasm that can never be fixed. Father teach us, and guide us to choose words wisely. We want our words to be a blessing and to help build Your Kingdom up, when we find our thoughts are going to hurt the Kingdom help us to pause and pray and ask for guidance before we speak.

  5. Linda Stoll says:

    You’re so right, no lesson should be wasted. I think of all the things I should have learned a whole lot earlier but was too self-absorbed to see His writing on the wall …

    • Bill Grandi says:

      I can raise my hand and pronounce “Guilty!” along with you. I cringe at some of the stupid things I said and did.

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