Friday, November 1, 2013

Monday Meditation & Wednesday Worship on Friday

I still have WORDS on my mind.

I'm studying the book of James. Whew! That has caused a stir of introspection and a strong measure of consideration to the power of the tongue. Yes, conviction has resulted. And much praying of Scriptures relating to my words.

Here are some words from The Word to further encourage all of our relationships.

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another God lives in us and His love is made complete in us. (1 John 4:12 NIV)

 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.... 
(Hebrews 10:24 NIV)
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)

Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. (Romans 12:10 NIV)

Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11 NIV)

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. (Ephesians 4:2 NIV)

Be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. (1 Peter 3:8 NIV)

Fathers [and mothers], do not exasperate your children; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4 NIV)

Encourage one another and build each other up.... (1Thessalonians 5:11 NIV)

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)

May all of our words speak life and love to those around us!

 I'm praying sweet blessings over the words you speak and hear today!


Gloria Minor said...

God had for me in my Gideon Study this week, "a critical spirit".
Oh how I love how He brings me right where I need to be; right at His feet humbly surrendered! Thank you for the reminder of my words and how I use them. Love you my Friend.

Hester Christensen said...

Oh Kristi - I just love the compilation of these verses - so good dear one. ;) Thank you for sharing your heart with us this day!

Love, Hester

Susan Stilwell said...

It's obvious that you're loving that James study! Such a good post, and such great verses. I think you do a good job of living those out. You probably don't see it, but I do :)

Love you!!!!!

Kristi Butler said...

Oh, Gloria, yes! I love how He so lovingly teaches us! How I pray for His Word to be my constant guide!

Hester, you're so sweet! Thanks for the encouragement!

Sweet Susan, yes! I'm loving the study. And girl, how I desire to live in the Spirit and not the flesh. Lord, please be my Helper and my Guide!

Ceil said...

Hi Kristi! I zeroed in on the quote about continuing to meet with people. I am sort of dialing back my life, and am very happy not being the one 'out there' at church etc. That quote makes me think about praying to get confirmation for that...or if I am too quiet?

Food for thought for me today.

Kristi Butler said...

Ceil, I'm praying for God to speak clearly as you call upon His great Name.
Hugs my friend!