Quote of the Day: Words

God gives me no task except that which requires my dependence on Him to do it. Therefore, there is nothing I should regard as automatic. No conversation should be on auto-pilot—I need to ask His guidance, ask His wisdom and empowerment that I will say words pleasing to Him, not careless words I will have to give account for in the Day of Judgment. Matt. 12:36

–Randy Alcorn via Facebook

I think some might say, “Yes but I’m a Christian so even though I want to please God it’s not like I’m in trouble on judgment day.” We aren’t in trouble but I firmly believe we will be rewarded according to what we’ve done and this reward is praise from God which is something many of us don’t highly value but I believe we very much will at that time.

Ephesians 4:29-30 HCSB
No rotten talk should come from your mouth, but only what is good for the building up of someone in need, in order to give grace to those who hear. And don’t grieve God’s Holy Spirit, who sealed you for the day of redemption.

I need to be more dependent on God in my conversation whether speaking or writing which means I need to be more aware of God more of the time which is a good thing.

With chronic suffering, pain is always there. This is an opportunity to rely on God more and think about Him more. This is something I always striven for and still do. I never thought this would be one of the ways that would come about. Just set your watch to beep every hour and say a prayer. It’s much easier.

Also see:
“Signs of Living to Please God” by Richard Baxter

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