Wednesday, June 27, 2012

{devotion} Why didn't I listen?


"O my goodness. You have to see this picture."  My voice rang in my ears just as I heard a soft warning in my head.  

     Meagan, stop what you’re saying. That person is My child too. Who are you to talk badly about her?

I wish with all my heart I could say I listened to His warning.

 Instead....  

"Can you believe she would do that? I would never...."
 

     Meagan, didn't you just teach your Sunday school girls about gossip? 

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Ephesians 4:29

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.

 After I stopped talking and actually listened, I felt like such a hypocrite. I tell my sweet youth group one thing, and do the complete opposite.

 How often do we hear His warning and continue to do "what is right in our own eyes?" The tendency to ignore is so, so easy.

I run Ephesians 4:29 through my head all day. I try and fight my tongue.

I know I will fail, but with His grace, I will keep trying.

2 comments:

  1. This is such a tough one, Meagan! Only by His strength can we conquer this sin... Thank you for sharing truth with us!

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  2. Amy @BelovedPursuitJune 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    This is one I think we all struggle with more often than we like to admit. Love your honesty in this struggle. :) (Friend of Katie's)

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