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Thought and Prayer for Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, July 02, 2018

July 2, 2018 DON’T GO THERE

It is so easy in this day to jump on the band wagon of putting our two cents in conversations. Many times we jump in and let our feelings dictate our words. Later, we probably regret what we said or did. However, when we choose to show others our bad side by condemning and judging others, we are hurting ourselves and not setting a right example to others. We are called to live in way we don’t cause others to stumble. What can we change in our lives so we don’t say wrong things to others?

SCRIPTURE:
Romans 14:12-13 “Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.” (NLT)

ACTION STEPS:
1. Write about some conversations you have had lately.
2. List the people you talked with and what you said.
3. Know God wants you to be a positive example to others.
4. Praying asking Him to help you live in a way that will help and encourage others.

PRAYER:
Dear Lord, we pray You will help us to control our tongues. It is so easy to write or say things when we want to give our opinion or possible cast judgment on others. Help us to live the way You call us to live. We want to be a positive example to others and we pray You will help us to remember how important our words are. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

REMEMBER:
“Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you no one would believe it.” ~Unknown

We should keep our words and actions in line with God’s will by responding in love rather than reacting in selfishness.

It is not anyone’s fault how we react. We need to remember we are responsible for our own actions and words.

Galatians 6:5 “For we are each responsible for our own conduct.” (NLT)

Stirring up issues just makes others think less of us. Let’s be the example of those who solve issues rather than stir them up.

FOCUS:
Proverbs 30:33 “As the beating of cream yields butter and striking the nose causes bleeding, so stirring up anger causes quarrels.” (NLT)
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