A reminder for today
If you claim to be religious but don't control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless. Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. (James 1:26-27)
It is Friday and what a week. This week has been one of those that I do not want to remember. We are moving our product into a new environment and it is a little stressful. I must admit it keeps me awake at night. I love the song ”Oceans” from Hillsong and in the midst of our storms it so important that we remember “Your grace abounds in deepest waters, Your sovereign hand Will be my guide, Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me, You've never failed and You won't start now”
What is religion other than how we live. It is the faith that we have and the love we have for other. I love these verses in James 1 where he says that we must control our tongues. It is easy to fix something you broke, but words cannot be reversed. Words can cut deeper than any sword and the scars of words can take a long time to heal. There is power in what we say and what we pray. If you speak life over other they will prosper. Negative thoughts impact us and the people around us. So, James reminds us that we must be pure and genuine, caring for other and refusing to let this world corrupt us. It is unbelievable how people are corrupted by their worldly desires.
Therefore, come with me today and through this weekend as we celebrate our mothers on mother’s day, but mostly let us celebrate the grace of God and live genuine religious lives. Let our lives impact on our communities and let us bring hope and a positive vibe wherever we go. Jesus lives and in Him we have life. Now that is reason to be joyful.
Lord, please place a guard in front of our mouths so that we will only speak what is positive and uplifting to other. Let us be pure in our religion and save us from the corruption of this world so that we will desire you and more of you. In Jesus name.
Have an awesome day, dear friend of Jesus.