Monday, March 21, 2011

YOUR MONDAY MORNING DEVOTION!

GOD SPEAKS
BY 
NIKKI HAHN
“Just like these traffic signs and signals, God alerts His children of danger in the world. It is important for us to stay in tune with the Lord so that we can see His warning signs as we go through each day. the more we seek Him, the more our eyes are opened to His directions and guidance for our life’s journey. Today, prepare your heart and mind to hear the from the Lord. And don’t forget, when you study a block of scriptures, God often gives you an opportunity to practice what you are learning. He wants you to move head knowledge to heart knowledge.” – Carla McDougal
Was it something I said? Was it something I did? I wrapped my mind about it, dissected it, prodded it, and yet no answers came as to what to do or say. Then, I received this in my inbox.
What keeps your voice from being heard by those around you? Are you living a life of integrity and compassion? Do you consider the perspectives of others and how they might hear your words before you speak? Are you speaking in such a way that your words build up those who hear them? Sharing your thoughts so that you are able to influence others is an art, not a science. How can you improve your communication with others?
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
Prayer: Lord, I want the things I say to benefit those who hear me. Help me to listen to those I come in contact with, to discern their needs, and to speak words that encourage and strengthen them. Help me know when to listen and when to speak. May my words convey Jesus’ love, wisdom and character, and build up the people with whom I interact today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
It’s from Lead Like Jesus. Again, God speaks. It’s my answer to that knotty question. And once again, I’m getting out of the way so that God can work.
Read Acts 21-22:21: Note all of the warning signs given to Paul and his responses to them. Like Carla says, the more we seek Him the more our eyes are opened to Him
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