Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Day 14 ~ away

So if you've been around my space this month you may know that I decided to join The Nester's challenge to blog every day for the month of October. You may also have noticed that I've missed a few days. My excuse? I caught a horrible cold, went to the True Woman Conference in Indiana (had every intention of blogging while there but after full days of great teaching I was spent!), returned home only to be run down from busy days and traveling. So there's my excuse. I've decided to give myself grace and I hope that you will also. :)

So I'm back! I may make up those missed day.....or I may not. No promises here. Just jumping back in.

Prompt word today is AWAY.

Sometimes I let my tongue get away from me. 

I'd like to believe that I am one who breathes life into others, offering encouraging words with compassion and love yet lately I've become aware of the fact that I often fail. Words uttered from my mouth in the past days, words which hurt instead of encourage, has left me feeling ashamed. 

Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother or judges his brother, speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. James 4:11
I had convinced myself that venting irritations and frustrations to a trusted confidant such as my husband was harmless. I've come to realize that venting only gives roots to bitterness and anger. Neither of which do I want to find a home in my heart. 

See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble... Hebrews 12:15
I am learning that I must always guard not only the words from my mouth but also the thoughts which I allow to roam my mind. May the words from my mouth always be spoken with kindness and compassion, full of grace and love.

 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

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