July 19 2 Kings 17; 2 Chronicles 28; Psalms 46; James 3
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Ready To Help | Luisa Penaherrera
S~ God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Psalms 46:1 (NLT)
O~ God is ready to help in times of trouble. He doesn’t run away or hide his face. He’s there to help.
A~ I need to be God’s vessel, and allow him to work through me. Not be intimidated by the need.
P~ Dear Lord help me to remember to turn to you and let you work through me. To not give in to fear.
Be Still My Heart | Kelley DeAses
S~ Be still, and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
O~ The lyrics of Steven Curtis Chapman’s song, “Be Still and Know,” come to mind whenever I come across this verse. I repeat that song (and this psalm) over and over like a mantra to myself when my mind starts to race. Amid a flurry of summer activities, items on the to-do list, emails and text messages, errands to run, and nagging thoughts that I’m not doing any of it well enough, I try to tell myself, “Be still, Kelley, and know that He is God.”
A~ If I can know — really, fully grasp — He is God, Sovereign over all Creation yet knows my every thought, then I can relax my grip. I can rest in knowing He is big enough, wise enough, capable enough, and strong enough to tackle what I cannot. He’s got this, so I don’t need to. I am only asked to take a breath, quiet my heart, and acknowledge He is who He says He is.
P~ Father, You are God. I am not. The end.
Watch My Tongue| Jill Terry
S~ With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; James 3:9 (NAS)
O~ James 3:5 says So also the tongue is a small part of the body, and yet it boasts of great things.
Our tongues are mighty weapons capable of bringing joy and happiness or harm and disillusionment in a flash. We can apologize for harmful words, but they never go away. The pain of hateful words can last a lifetime.
A~ Every single person is made in the image of God. If I use my tongue to be hateful or gossip, I am in essence saying those things about God. I am harming God with my words. I do NOT want to be that person. I know what it is like to have that happen to me. Why on earth would I do that to someone else?
P~ Lord, thank You for showing me how truly harmful my words can be. I’m sorry for using my tongue in a hateful and not a helpful manner. Amen
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