Today’s message from God Calling -A.J. Russell, reminds us to learn from our Lord, regarding all things, and especially regarding our tongues. I’m smiling gratefully right now, because our Lord is a gracious, patient, and forgiving God. Thankfully, I get at things through the years and with practice.
John 6:68 reads: “Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” This is one of the scriptures referenced by the message. The other one is Matthew 16: 15-16. It reads: “But what about you? Whom do you say I am? Simon Peter answered, “you are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” The King James version uses the word, “Christ,” which means the anointed One and His anointing. That’s a very powerful revelation. Jesus Christ is also called the Word of God. That means, when we speak as Jesus has taught us to speak, we are speaking with power. Our words are anointed according to our faith and obedience to our Lord. Words start within; in our hearts and minds-and vice versa. I say vice versa because we perceive with our minds, form opinions, and then those affect our hearts. We are, for the most part, emotional creatures. We don’t, and shouldn’t be, however, driven or ruled by our emotions.
The Bible tells us to guard our hearts above all things. That means I want to put good things in; and I want good things to come out. When we seek to honor one another, to honor and preserve the dignity of humanity, the divinity within us, we have to be mindful of God’s intent and purpose toward all. We are told to live peaceably with all if possible. But that doesn’t mean we need to make alliances with evil; we do have to respect it’s right to exist for the time being.
I began to notice a difference in my level of calm and collected, my ability to focus, my peace of mind, my attitude(s), and the level of my joy-even my energy, after I’d begun praying my little morning prayer daily. I’ll go to my grave believing the Holy Spirit was teaching me to be mindful of that “love your neighbor as yourself,” commandment through that prayer. I’ve seen changes in the atmosphere I”m in when I speak anointed words; speak positively, or at least neutrally-unemotionally and non-judgmentally. I’ve witnessed near fiascos do a 180 and end in celebration, simply because I changed my attitude and focus-from victim of the circumstances or event to lord of them-here to serve. Remember? Jesus did say, “I’ve not come to be served, but to serve.” When we seek to serve God and align our will with His, “for all”, we are more apt to set that guard, not only over our mouths, but our minds, hearts, eyes and ears as well. That empowers the anointing over all our lives.
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Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, September 24, 2018, 11:34 a.m.