Gossip is like a spider and a web. When we walk in darkness we don't see the web that is spread out in the back yard. Yet we end up tangled in it.
Gossip is just like that once the spider has grabbed the insect it hard to escape.
Why is it so hard to stop? Proverbs 18:8 says, The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
This past weekend has been tough for me! I was the insect that got trapped in the spider web! Gossip is an area I'm leaving behind. After an incident this past Sunday I really had to analyze myself. I felt guilty for opening my mouth. I felt the need to protect my brother from what was being said. I didn't see it as gossip but by me listening to what ever was being said is another form of gossip. I'm okay with moving on with people who hold me back away from my purpose: I want to live like Jesus and follow him!
The bible says : Proverbs 17:4
A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. Ouch!!
By me not only opening my mouth I ended up hurting someone I love. I should have know better than to believe what was coming out of that person's mouth was gossip the way a coward communicates!
The bible says: Proverbs 13:3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
I spoke rashly an now I'm paying the consequences! Is it fair? No it not fair. I ask my Lord to help me learn to pray and forgive Lord, for those who slander me.I pray for all who speak lies and hurt people and so that I can learn to ask for your guides before I open my mouth or take action. I pray to keep my focus in you Lord and to remember that gossip is looking for feedback. I pray so that what ever comes out of my mouth are words to glorify You.
All this left me hurt all I can do is pray for wisdom and become better than yesterday.
Love Your Enemies- The bible says: Matthew 5: 43-48
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children
of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the
good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Over the past two weeks I have been getting prepared to become a leader for the next Good Morning Girls Bible study that starts on September 2. Enrollment starts just in THREE day :) How awesome would it be to love like Jesus did! Are you ready to follow Jesus and get to know Him in a closer relationship? If you are saying YES then come and join me in this new adventure!! The time is now don't miss another day without getting to know Jesus!!
Head on over to Good Morning Girls to get signed up and ready to Love Like Jesus!
I’m inviting you to join me in this study! Please let me know here by a comment or email that you would like to participate in my group. We will have a small group on Facebook. On facebook we will be able to interact, pray, help each other and get to know each other!! I can not wait to meet you my sisters in Christ!