Thursday, January 31, 2013

Power in the Tongue

You know it really bothers me when people talk so negative. Especially Christians! If you are a child of God then you have something to be happy about. And it is not about being happy but having joy. we are not promised that everything will be good, and we will not always be happy, but we can make a choice each and every day to have joy. Something I learned in church was that joy stood for
(J)Jesus (O) Others (Y) Yourself. If we keep Jesus first, love our neighbors (others) as ourselves, and then put ourselves next, we can find joy.

But even when you are having a bad day, be careful of the things you say. There is power in the tongue. Here are a few Bible verses that I found on the same subject. Read and see what the word of God says about the tongue:



Proverbs 18:21 - Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

Matthew 15:18 - But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

Proverbs 12:18 - There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise [is] health.

Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Matthew 12:36 - But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

Proverbs 16:24 - Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Colossians 3:8 - But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Proverbs 13:3 - He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

Matthew 12:37 - For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

James 1:26 - If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion [is] vain.

Proverbs 15:1 - A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

Proverbs 21:23 - Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.

Psalms 19:14 - Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Proverbs 29:20 - Seest thou a man [that is] hasty in his words? [there is] more hope of a fool than of him.

James 3:1-12 - My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation.    

Proverbs 15:4 - A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit.

Proverbs 17:28 - Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: [and] he that shutteth his lips [is esteemed] a man of understanding.

Proverbs 15:2 - The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

Proverbs 25:11 - A word fitly spoken [is like] apples of gold in pictures of silver.

Romans 12:14 - Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

Proverbs 17:27 - He that hath knowledge spareth his words: [and] a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

Luke 6:45 - A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Proverbs 17:9 - He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth [very] friends.

Proverbs 10:19 - In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips [is] wise.

Proverbs 27:2 - Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Proverbs 16:23-24 - The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.    

John 8:31-32 - Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed;    

Proverbs 18:13 - He that answereth a matter before he heareth [it], it [is] folly and shame unto him.

John 8:31 - Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed;

Matthew 12:34 - O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Matthew 7:12 - Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Isaiah 44:1-28 - Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:    

Proverbs 11:12 - He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Romans 10:8 - But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, [even] in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

Isaiah 54:17 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue [that] shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This [is] the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness [is] of me, saith the LORD.

Hebrews 11:1-40 - Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.    

Colossians 4:6 - Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Ephesians 6:17 - And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Proverbs 18:20 - A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; [and] with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

Psalms 118:17 - I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.

John 1:14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Proverbs 14:1 - Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

Proverbs 6:2 - Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

Genesis 15:1-21 - After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I [am] thy shield, [and] thy exceeding great reward.    

2 John 1:1-13 - The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth;    

James 1:22-27 - But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.    

Exodus 20:1-26 - And God spake all these words, saying,    

Proverbs 27:6 - Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.

Psalms 109:1-31 - (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.) Hold not thy peace, O God of my praise;    

Matthew 5:1-48 - And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:    

Leviticus 5:4 - Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with [his] lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever [it be] that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth [of it], then he shall be guilty in one of these.

James 3:6 - And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

James 3:8 - But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Philippians 4:6-7 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Deuteronomy 6:1-25 - Now these [are] the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do [them] in the land whither ye go to possess it:    

1 Kings 3:12 - Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

Ephesians 5:3-4 - But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;    

Romans 8:3-4 - For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:    

Ecclesiastes 7:20-22 - For [there is] not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.    

Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

2 Corinthians 2:17 - For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

John 4:1-54 - When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,    

Psalms 23:1-6 - (A Psalm of David.) The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want.    

Acts 18:11 - And he continued [there] a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.

John 10:10 - The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.

Ephesians 5:25-26 - Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;    

Acts 1:8 - But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.


Jeremiah 17:1-27 - The sin of Judah [is] written with a pen of iron, [and] with the point of a diamond: [it is] graven upon the table of their heart, and upon the horns of your altars;    

Matthew 15:6 - And honour not his father or his mother, [he shall be free]. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

Isaiah 55:10-11 - For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:    

Proverbs 25:25 - [As] cold waters to a thirsty soul, so [is] good news from a far country.

Proverbs 12:25 - Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Psalms 119:105 - NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Hebrews 3:1 - Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;

Romans 4:17 - (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
 

Acts 12:24 - But the word of God grew and multiplied.

Acts 4:31 - And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Acts 4:2 - Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

John 8:47 - He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear [them] not, because ye are not of God.

John 3:34 - For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure [unto him]. 


Luke 11:28 - But he said, Yea rather, blessed [are] they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Luke 8:21 - And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

Matthew 4:4 - But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Ezekiel 13:8 - Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I [am] against you, saith the Lord GOD.

Jeremiah 5:13 - And the prophets shall become wind, and the word [is] not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

Proverbs 15:23 - A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [is it]!

Psalms 119:89-93 - LAMED. For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.    

Deuteronomy 8:1-20 - All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.    

Leviticus 19:16-17 - Thou shalt not go up and down [as] a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour: I [am] the LORD.    

Exodus 20:16 - Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.


1 John 1:8 - If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 Peter 1:23 - Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Read over this list and find you a few verses to keep in mind the next time the devil tries to get you down.  One of my favorites is: Proverbs 16:24 - Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. & Ephesians 4:29 - Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Let's don't speak corrupt words to or about each other, but lets lift one another up.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Extra Entry into Abel's Field Giveaway

My blog is not very popular by no means, and the fact that I work a full time job plus take care of 2 kids and a husband at home it is no wonder I don't have much time to work with it to make it more popular. Right now I am running a giveaway for a DVD "Abel's Field". It is a very good movie and I highly recommend it to everyone. To offer an extra entry into the giveaway I would love for you to leave me a comment - on this post - telling me what are some things that you like to read about on other blogs. Some ideas that maybe can give me some inspiration.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Abel's Field DVD Review/Giveaway

I recently had the pleasure of receiving a DVD, Abel's Field, for the purpose of doing a review and hosting a giveaway. Let me start by saying that I truly LOVE watching a movie that I can watch with my whole family that I don't have to worry about the language or other obscenities. This is one of those family-friendly movies. I would take this movie to church for our monthly movie night but there are 2 places in the movie where they are in a bar drinking and for that we would not watch it at church.

About Abel's Field
Left motherless by tragedy and abandoned by his father, high school senior Seth McArdle (Samuel Davis) faces enormous pressure as he strives to support his little sisters. At school, he endures the daily bullying of the football team. But fighting back only finds him singled out for punishment and assigned to an after-school work detail under the supervision of the reserved groundskeeper, Abel (SOUL SURFER’S Kevin Sorbo). Much to his surprise, Seth discovers that Abel may be the only one who truly understands his struggles. As dark times lure Seth toward desperate measures, the reluctant Abel may be the one person who can point him back toward the light.
 
My Thoughts
As I watched this movie with my husband and kids I kept thinking about how teens these days are constantly complaining about how bad they have it. Teens these days have Iphones, Ipads, Ipods and all other types of computers and game systems. They drive nice cars when they get their license and they tend to be really spoiled. Yet they always seem to complain when they don't get their way or don't get something that they want.
 
The young man in this movie is only 17, he is raising his 7-yr old twin sisters, going to high school and having to work. He has a half-brother that will not help him in any way and this guy is really struggling. But in all that he has going on, he does not complain. He, of course, is not really happy about the situation but he does what he has to do to raise his sisters and make life for them as normal as possible. He makes a lot of sacrifices that most teens would not do for their family.
 
I totally recommend this movie to everyone! It is a great movie about sacrifice, family, friendships and finding faith in the least likely places.
 
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Monday, January 21, 2013

Wow it has been a while....

I have been so busy and knew that I had not blogged in a while but I really did not realize it had been so long. I really wish I was better at prioritizing and making time to do all the things that I want to do but, in all honesty, I go to work and work all day and then when I get home I cook dinner and then all I want to do is lay on the couch and watch t.v. with the family. I did sign up this year, along with 108,000+ other people, to read the Bible all the way through in 2013. I am really excited too because I always say that I want to read the Bible through and, just like with everything else in my life, I get distracted and don't get it done. This year is different though because I signed a pledge. To some that does not mean a whole lot but to me the  pledge that I signed means everything. My pastor has always stressed the fact that it is better to never make a pledge than to make one and not keep it. I feel like I made a pledge to God, therefore, I feel more pressure, you could say, to do what I have said I would do. I had to get myself in a routine that I knew I could keep - I get up in the morning and get me a cup of coffee and sit down and read. No one else in the house is up yet, except my daughter and she is good about doing her own thing, so I have that little bit of time to myself.

I am going to try to get myself in more of a habit where I can blog a little more as well. My sister over at Southern Mom of 4 keeps telling me all about these great opportunities I am missing, but I just do not seem to find the time. I do have a great DVD review/giveaway coming up soon so hopefully that will get me back in the groove. Anyway, I hope to not be away so long....

Psalm for the Day