July 30, 2014

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The Ship’s Rudder

The tongue is as powerful as a ship's rudder

The tongue is as powerful as a ship’s rudder

The right word spoken at the right time
is as beautiful as gold apples in a silver bowl.

A wise warning to someone who will listen
is as valuable as gold earrings or fine gold jewelry. – Proverbs 25:11-12 NCV

Nothing can change a situation faster than words. Even the words I select in this post will determine your decision to finish reading it.

Like the Proverb writer, we love to be around those that always seem to know just the right words to say. Right or wrong, we choose our leaders, form opinions and make life altering decisions based on the words of others.

But we can be like that for them!

Not all of us need to be great orators, but training our tongue is a God given duty. It is how we are able to carry out the great commission. (Matthew 28:18-20) Look at what James said about the power of the tongue: James 3:2-10. When offering God to others, let’s make sure our words right ones spoken at the right time.

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July 29, 2014

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Standards

A scale only compares against standard measurements

A scale only compares against standard measurements

The Lord hates dishonest scales, but he is pleased with honest weights – Proverbs 11:1 NCV

When one takes a measurement of something, she is only comparing the object against another. When we react to our environment, we mentally gauge everything we see, hear and do against some other standard in that exact same way.

Baseball sized hail is dangerous. A baseball sized scoop of ice cream is not quite enough.

When you find yourself justifying a decision you are about to make, do you measure it against the standards of men or of God?

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July 24, 2014

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Don’t Shoot Him, Just Verify

What is your news source? Who reports status on your work projects? Who gives you advice?

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July 23, 2014

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One Nation Under God

This country was founded as a country that recognizes the God of the Bible and her founding documents refer to Him numerous times.

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