Monday, March 08, 2010
James 3 - No more garbage! In or Out
God’s been really working on me with this… I used to tell Muscle Mike that as long as he smoked I could swear, well, he quit smoking and I didn’t quit swearing. It’s been 14 months since the deal that I didn’t follow through with… Yikes.
Last night was a big step. I broke down “I don’t want to swear anymore’, though I am not sure how Muscle Mike understood me. To you that might not be a big deal, but it is a big deal to me, ‘for out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks’ (Luke 6:45). So I was thinking if someone judged me by my mouth, they might mistake me for someone who doesn’t love Jesus. Yikes.
Please pray for me, I’ve compared swearing to walking around with a lit cigarette in your mouth, and trying not to smoke it… I don’t want to swear anymore. This is a big hurdle to jump over. But Mark 10:27 says Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God." Woo Hoo!
This is not impossible with God.