Tag: Speak

2022 | Day Twelve | Morning Harmony


Today, please listen; don’t turn a deaf ear as you did through your addiction and compulsions. What do you think will happen if you turn on God, spit on the sacrifice that Jesus, and insult this most graciousHoly Spirit? Do you think we can risk neglecting this opportunity from God? This magnificent salvation? Delivered in person, then accurately passed on to us by those who heard it from Him. The promise of resting in Him directing us to God’s goal for us, we need to be careful that we’re not disqualified. The wise watch their steps and avoid relapse; fools are headstrong and reckless and end up making bad choices that lead to mistakes.

MEDITATION

Our own instincts are led by opportunities of personal gain. So many of our problems are self-imposed by our thinking, The Bible says we character change is initiated by the ‘RENEWING OF OUR MINDS’ In other words ‘we need to learn to think differently’ Our moods and our thoughts may be tempted by the pursuit of the wrong things. Ecclesiastes 10:12-13 The words of a wise person are gracious. The talk of a fool self-destructs— He starts out talking nonsense And ends up spouting insanity and evil. The second step of Alcoholics Anonymous talks about God restoring us to sanity. Philippians 2:13 says “That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.” In order to experience the energy, God brings to we need to begin fixing the stinking thinking.

PRAYER

Just for today, I will think before I speak and try to look at things from God’s point of view. I will try not to allow stinking thinking to make me do or say things I rely on at a later date.


Change What You Say

HAVING IDENTIFIED THE PEOPLE, I HAVE HARMED, I WILL NOW GO AND MAKE RESTITUTION TO THEM. UNLESS TO DO IS GOING TO CAUSE THEM OR OTHER PAIN OR SUFFERING.

A good person produces good deeds and words season after season. Matthew 12:35

A good person produces good words! What we say should please God. When you speak to others would you speak differently if you thought God was examining every word you said? Would He approve of your words and your thoughts?

As we progress in recovery we need to change the way we think and the way we speak. I used to swear a lot. I don’t know why I just did. And I used to think all the wrong thoughts. Until I came into a relationship with the Holy Spirit, started to check myself and ask myself the question: “Would God approve?” We change what we say when we allow God’s love to guide our day.”

YOUR WORDS REVEAL YOUR MOTIVES TO GOD
Let me tell you something: Every one of these careless words is going to come back to haunt you. There will be a time of reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.” Matthew 12:36-37

YOUR WORDS CAN HELP OR HINDER OTHERS

A gentle response defuses anger, but a sharp tongue kindles a temper-fire. Proverbs 15:1

SOMETIMES IT’S BEST TO SAY NOTHING

Do Not Be Afraid


1 John 5:14 There is one thing we can be sure of when we come to God in prayer. If we ask anything in keeping with what he wants, he hears us.

We all have hopes and dreams. Some of them attainable some of them not. Isaiah 48:17 says, “I am the Lord your God. I teach you what is best for you. I direct you in the way you should go.”

Prayer is a necessity in the process of change but we will not always get the answers we want or expect.

My biggest fear in life has always been public speaking. From the week before I left the Bridge Program in 1989 till now God has created lots of public speaking engagements for me. I still fear public speaking but I know when I get up to speak publicly the Holy Spirit takes over and God is praised.

  • What is your biggest fear in life?


Prayer:
God help me to overcome my fears, to put my faith in You and to trust You to help me through every circumstance.

#2150 Jesus Quotes About INFLUENCE


InfluenceMatthew 5:11 “Count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable.”

Matthew 5:16 “Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand–shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”

Matthew 7:12 “Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get.”

Matthew 10:22 “There is a great irony here: proclaiming so much love, experiencing so much hate! But don’t quit. Don’t cave in. It is all well worth it in the end.”

Matthew 10:32 “Stand up for me against world opinion and I’ll stand up for you before my Father in heaven.”

#2057 We are Growing


Reflections Coververse for today1 John 2:3 We know that we have come to know God if we obey his commands.

thought_for_todayContinually checking on our progress through recovery is a good thing. It helps us to realise we have grown.

Spiritual growth is not like physical growth. We can’t always see it. I have been privileged through my recovery to have lots of opportunities to share with other people from many walks of life. Now I am not the greatest speaker in the world. In fact, by biggest fear has and always will be public speaking. But sometimes what I say surprises me. When I get up to speak publicly, no matter where the holy Spirit takes over and I thank God that through daily relationship with Him I am word for todaygrowing.

  • Has something ever happened in your recovery that worked out for your benefit and you thought to yourself “Where did that come from?”

#2046 How Are You Treating Your Friends?


The WORD For RecoveryThis is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. If you wake your friend in the early morning by shouting “Rise and shine!” It will sound to him more like a curse than a blessing. God spoke with Moses face-to-face, as neighbors speak to one another.  

Three of Job’s friends heard of all the trouble that had fallen on him. Each traveled from his own country–Eliphaz from Teman, Bildad from Shuhah, Zophar from Naamath–and went together to Job to keep him company and comfort him. When they first caught sight of him, they couldn’t believe what they saw–they hardly recognized him! They cried out in lament, ripped their robes, and dumped dirt on their heads as a sign of their grief. Then they sat with him on the ground. Seven days and nights they sat there without saying a word. They could see how rotten he felt, how deeply he was suffering.

John 15:13 ~ Proverbs 27:14 ~ Exodus 33:11 ~ Job 2:11-13

Don’t Refuse to Listen


Hebrews 12:25 Be careful and don’t refuse to listen when God speaks. Those people refused to listen to him when he warned them on earth. And they did not escape. Now God is speaking from heaven. So now it will be worse for those who refuse to listen to him.
Too Great

Daily Reflection August 21, 2016


Stop judging othersDaily Reflection Cover

James 4:11 My brothers and sisters, don’t speak against one another. Anyone who speaks against another believer speaks against the law. And anyone who judges another believer judges the law. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it. Instead, you are acting as if you were its judge.

 Recovery is not a licence to judge others who are not in recovery. Or who are not at that same stage of recovery as you are. It is a process of progress we all travel at our own rate. None of us are better than anyone else or worse than everyone else.

God gives us power and love and when we judge others we are not acting in His power and love. We are acting from our own selfish desires. Recovery is about accepting everyone where they are and helping them to grow spiritually with God’s help.

  • Are you judgemental when it comes to how other people live their lives?

Prayer: Lord help me today not to be judgemental, to accept people
where they are and help them move forward with Your help.

 

August 22, 2015


Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster. Proverbs 10:14

It can be embarrassing when the right words do not come to us. Sometimes when the wrong words come to us is difficult to hold them back. Addiction tends to inflate our vocabulary, and force us to say things that are inappropriate.Many of us need to learn to control our tongue, and speak less.

Proverbs 10:19 (LB) says “Don’t talk so much. You keep putting your foot in your mouth. Be sensible and turn off the flow!” The problem is when we should speak up, some of us don’t.

Learning the art of when to speak and when to be silent is a lifetime process. Self-control involves restraint. We can avoid foolish mistakes by allowing God to teach us it [restraint]  Learning it can curb outbursts of giving someone ‘a piece of our minds.’ and robbing us of our ‘peace of mind.’

Speaking the truth with conviction is impressive. What we say reveals who we are. Taming our tongues requires divine assistance.

Thought for Today – Archie Boyle


Moses did not rate himself as a good speaker. He pleaded with God to let him out of his mission. He thought he would embarrass both himself and God. But God looked at Moses’ differently. All Moses needed was someone to help him., who is better than God when we need help?

No matter what God has planned for us He will equip us to cope with it and follow it through.

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