Sunday, November 30, 2008

Watch My Mouth

Dennis and I had a great 4 days together.. We did just what we wanted to do.......NOTHING........ After getting ready for Thanksgiving on Thursday and getting all the decorating in the house for Christmas by the time that we finished dinner we were TIRED........ Just as everyone of you.......... Soooooooooooooooo on Friday and Saturday and Sunday we did nothing! We sat around and read and watched some NCIS and some Pastor Scott recordings. It was wonderful! There is just something about doing nothing and nothing is something that we do not do much...... I have much to do come tomorrow morning but that is life......... What i want to share with you is something that happened yesterday evening and as usual I reacted quick and in some ways not so good. I have been reading and studying my word of God regarding this scripture:

1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

1 :14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:

1: 15 But as HE which hath called you is HOLY , so be ye HOLY in all manner of conversation.

Now, there it is, the scripture that I want to study more and have the Father continue to renew my mind and my heart so that when offensives come, I will not react according the the former conversations. Now if you will look at verse 14 it states that we lived in the lusts of the flesh and of the conversations in ignorance, but now we know the truth and it is no long in ignorance that we speak. I want the Lord to build in me the conversation of truth and light so that when faced with the twists and turns of life I will have the conversation to confront that storm. That is my prayer and I have been asking the Lord for such............. Why did I not see this coming? Be assured that when we begin to seek out the Lord for a specific thing and we are praying for HIM to create in us more of HIM and more of HIS conversation that sure as you are sitting there reading this, the enemy of your soul will throw something at you to discourage you and stop you in your tracks.......... That is his job and he will show up.............. That is exactly what happened in my life last night.............
Some of you ladies know the struggle I have with one of my siblings and I guess it will continue unless the Lord can reach their heart. Anyway, I was enjoying my evening and there it was, an email. Most of the time I delete all email from this person but I have not talked to them for many weeks now after helping them with money and other provisions so I felt that the email would be friendly............. oops.......... Not so friendly............
What we need to always remember that there will always be times when the word that lives in us will be tested. That brings spiritual growth in us and it teaches us that outside of Christ we are flesh and will react thus, but inside Christ we can overcome and our conversation will be Holy. After allowing the anger to subside I remembered the scriptures that I have been reading and after a while understood that all manner of my conversation can be Holy........ It is in the reading and lending our lives to the word that we read and place in our spirit man. We alone have the opportunity to respond as we please, but this scripture tells us that we CAN be HOLY....... Verse 15.........so be ye HOLY in all manner of conversation. I did ok, but I could have responded better............. I did not pass or fail, I grew......... It is the word in us that brings to our mind what the Holy Spirit wants to teach........... We listen, we grow......... Today, well I am over the hurt and moving on into the Lord , with more understanding that others are listing to my conversation, ALL manner of my conversation........... I will listen and learn and watch my mouth..............

Have a blessed Monday girls...................... Christmas is coming and the geese are getting fat!

11 comments:

Mary said...

Denise,

Girl, God knows that you are not perfect, but he is moulding you as His vessel. I do understand what you mean, as I have been likened to Peter. My temper is quick when it erupts and I have to be very careful of what my tongue does at these times.

I'm praying for you, my friend and your sibling. I am glad you and Dennis had some relaxing time together.

Blessings and hugs,
Mary

Vicki said...

Hey dear friend...I've not been online much this week due to all the holiday preparations. Had a Christmas tea today, too, so am finally kicking back & catching up with some friends online.

Thanks for this timely word on conversation. I had my nerves plucked a couple times recently and wish my own response had been better. It might help if I'm mindful of Him during these times, drawing from Him the grace I need to be...well..."gracious"..instead of reacting.

I like how you said you did not pass or fall, you GREW. Amen, sister. We're growing. He's growing us:-)

hugs,
V.

Denise said...

God loves you unconditionally, I love you too.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my gosh, do you watch NCIS also? Bud loves that program. I get the biggest kick out of the girl with the dog collar [I don't watch it all that much, but when I do sit down with Bud ---she the cutest thing I've seen on TV. Her demeanor and 'odd' style is actually refreshing in a comical sweet way]

We decorated too. It's all done. Now, I'm ready to shop. Shop EARLY tho, before anyone else gets off work. LOL

Happy Monday to you! I have a little bit of Christmas on my blog too, today.

Sharon Brumfield said...

Boy do I know about this mouth. God had just finished teaching me in scripture that I do not need to defend myself. Jesus did not...he just allowed the situations to finally reveal where His heart was.
I should have known the testing was coming...you would think I would have that down pat by now. :)
And then....bam! Such an outright deliberate lie....I wanted to send an email and give someone a piece of my mind and set the straight...I am so glad He stopped me. I did not totally win the battle either....but what would it have hurt if I had just let it all go. I didn't had to say something to hubby...prove I was right.
One of these days I will learn...;)
Growing right along with you!
Glad ya'll had some time of rest and relaxation...we enjoy NCIS also. It is one of the few programs that is not disgusting.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Great post...♥♥♥ mary♥♥

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

A perfect season for pursuing holiness! The closer I get to Bethlehem, the brighter the light and the more necessary my pause at the manger.

How I need the Christ child. Everyday and in huge ways to move me on to his perfection in me.

And about that "nothing doing thing"--sounds like a perfect way to spend a weekend! Penciling that one in with my family this weekend.

peace~elaine

Love Bears All Things said...

I have had some less than perfect moments with my siblings too. They seem to hurt us more than ordinary folks.
Bless you. God did use this situation and you did grow as a result.
I love you,
Mama Bear

Mimi said...

My Dear,
We all say and do something at one time or another that we wish we had handled a little differently...but God is there to forgive and help us the next time to do a little better...
We won't be perfect until we get to Heaven...

I think we all have one of those siblings too..
{{Hugs}}
Mimi

Annette said...

I am so glad that you posted this, I needed this last week, I could have done better with my conversation with my step father, and then today at the store my husband and I kind of got into it, but something made my shut up, hmmmm, holy spirit was there, I know it, but my feeling are still hurt, but I'll get over it as fast as I got hurt, that's just the way I am. sitting here I am reminded of the blessed mother and how she kept her mouth shut while she was watching her son being tortured, and God said "Forgive them father, for they know not what they've done" after being beaten and hung, could I do that? that's a very good question to think about, as I ask myself in this very instant I say yes, but then the devil has me second guessing it. I love this post and I love stopping by to fellowship with you, Thank you!
God bless
Hugs
Annette

Chris said...

Hang in there love. Keep loving and praying and studying Him. You are His special beloved child.