Devotion for October 19

Proverbs 10:19

When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.

Oh boy, can’t wait for this one to get out. My mouth is my own worst enemy. We say far too many things in earshot that we wish we could take back. The sad thing is if it came out of our mouth it in our heart. Oh, we say we didn’t mean it but. That pause gets us convicted in our hearts. It can never be unheard. So apologize anyway and then work on zipping. We say bad things to impress others. That is a bad habit. Work on. Nothing but impressing God and good things will happen. And u will impress the right person!

P. S. If you know me you know how difficult this was. Say a prayer for my mouth to gain wisdom!

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  1. I sent this to our distro list. Dr. Stanley the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA

    In Touch Ministries by Dr. Charles Stanley
    [My comments to the Pastors, Blood and Adopted Family
    Do you know someone that doesn’t know they are supposed to tell God the Father of their sins of commission and omission every day?

    Do you ask for forgiveness to show your love for GOD who righteously HATES SIN?

    In this way we are pleasing to the Father. He reads hearts and already knows our sins but he wants us to recognize them and ask for help to repent of them.

    Praise GOD and thank Him for correction through the Holy Spirit. Thank GOD the Father for His Only Begotten Son being a One Time Perfect Sacrifice by paying for our sins on the Cross and rose from the dead to sit upon the Throne and is our intercessor. To do otherwise we show our ingratitude.

    We show no Holy Spiritual growth and are being disobedient.

    So pray to the Father in the Name of the Son frequently throughout the day.

    The Bible says pray “without ceasing.”

    Apologize when you are wrong and ask GOD’s forgiveness to send you help so you may draw even closer to Him.

    Now we all know people who call themselves “christian” and are far from it.

    They think they are saved but the forget the proviso “… IF you follow me … “ (Jesus) by picking up your cross everyday. LOVE GOD; LOVE OTHERS FIRST, then and only then comes you.

    Patty, a sinner saved by grace alone and not of my works.
    Pray for me people as I pray for you first.

    October 27, 2016
    God’s Call to Repentance
    Luke 15:11-24

    In the parable of the prodigal son, the younger brother asked for his inheritance early so he might live as he chose. Once the father gave him his share, the young man made many unwise choices that led to hunger and destitution. What happened next illustrates the principles of godly repentance.

    After squandering all of his money, the wayward son found work feeding pigs, a bottom-of-the-barrel kind of job. One day he came to his senses and recognized his terrible plight. His repentance began with an awareness of his wrong choices and the fact that his bad situation was due to them.

    Knowing that his difficulties came from unrighteous behavior, the prodigal grieved over his mistakes and acknowledged his sin (Luke 15:18). He declared he was no longer worthy to be his father’s son. Godly sorrow and confession led the young man to leave that place and go home. His repentance was made complete when he turned away from his old ways and returned to his father. The Lord likewise calls us to repent and return to Him.

    What a welcome the prodigal son received! Upon seeing him, the father was filled with compassion and ran to embrace him. Forgiveness and acceptance were extended to the son. Both are blessings that God freely offers to whoever asks Him.

    The prodigal son did not clean himself up before returning home. He simply left his old life, turned toward home, and trusted in his father’s mercy. The heavenly Father calls us to repent and offers us forgiveness when we turn away from our self-centered ways and move toward godliness (1 John 1:9).


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