Blessed Redeemer, hallow be thy name. Father, we acknowledged your supremacy over our life; thank You for Your blessedness upon our life, family, career, and ministry. We exhort You forever in Jesus name.
In this last week in the month of June “Our Month of Glory”, peradventure all what you planned for the month has not yet been fully deliver, or His promises over your life are yet to come to pass. Be full of expectant in the Lord; His words will never fail you.
Glory are not easy to come by, you don’t pick it; you work for it. So hold on to that faith, don’t give up on God for He will never give up on you. Study the Word and following the leading of the Holy Spirit, you will rejoice there in like the prophet Jeremiah said below:
Your words were found, and I ate them.
Your words became a delight to me
and the joy of my heart.—Jeremiah 15:16
If you were to receive a note from the leader of your country or someone famous, you would probably save it as a keepsake. How much more precious is a message from almighty God!
Sometimes we find ourselves in circumstances that are beyond our control. This was the case for Mary and Martha as they were grieving the death of their brother Lazarus. At these times a word from Jesus can bring much rejoicing (John 11:41–45). Other times when Jesus speaks, His words bring correction. “Get behind Me, Satan!” (Matt. 16:23) and “O you of little faith” (Matt. 14:31) do not seem to bring joy. Yet Jeremiah said that God’s word brought him joy.
It is overwhelming to consider that holy, almighty God would speak directly to us! What a privilege that He would care enough to challenge our destructive thoughts or practices. No matter whether His words are praising us or chastising us, we ought to consider it joy to receive life-changing words from our Master!
Every time we prepare to worship the Lord, we ought to do so with anticipation that almighty God may have something to say to us. Whenever we open our Bibles, we should expect that God has something to tell us in our time with Him. We ought to be far more concerned with what God will say to us during our prayer times than with what we intend to tell Him.
When you receive a word from your Lord, whether it be of praise or of correction, consider it joy that almighty God would speak to you.
As the word of God giveth life; so are we countable to every word that comes out of our mouth. We are therefore warned against every idle word spoken by us. Be mindful of every word you utter , as you will account of it before God Almighty, read more below:
I tell you that on the day of judgment people will have to account for every careless word they speak.—Matthew 12:36
Jesus spoke plainly about our idle words, yet His warning often goes unheeded. Jesus said that for every idle word there will be a time of accounting in the day of judgment. We would expect Jesus to condemn profane and vile uses of the tongue, but idle words?
Idle words are things we say carelessly, without concern for their impact on others. We too quickly assume that the sins of our tongue are minor sins, sins that God will overlook. Yet Jesus was fully aware of the devastating nature of our words, for the idle words that come from our mouths give a lucid picture of the condition of our heart (Matt. 15:17–20).
The Book of Proverbs encourages us to speak less rather than risk saying something offensive (Prov. 17:28). Often when we have nothing significant to say we are tempted to speak injurious, idle words. The more time we spend in idle chatter, the greater the likelihood that we will say things that are harmful. James cautioned believers to be “swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath” (James 1:19). We are in much less danger of saying something offensive when we are listening than when we are speaking!
Think carefully about the words that come from your mouth. Christians should speak only words that uplift and bring grace to others (Eph. 4:29). Do you need to speak less? Do you need to be more careful about the kind of humor you use?
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you evaluate whether your words build up others or whether they destroy and hurt others.
Remain blessed in the Lord.