GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE …
“In Control ”
It’s common for one to believe that they are in control of their life – their situations – their company, etc. Whatever we take ownership of, we like to believe that we are also in control of. Actually – what is control? Control is the power to influence or direct one’s (people’s) behavior or course of events.
“You’re out of control!” “Control your tongue!” “Control your speech!” “Control yourself!”
Control is a sharp word. Let’s substitute the word – manage. Manage: in charge of – supervise – oversee – direct – guide – run. Run! How often do you overhear someone saying: “All she does is run her mouth!” Oops! Maybe I’ll leave out the word run as it relates to managing our mouth since it has a negative connotation.
Pastor Brice has been teaching on managing our tongues for a while now. This leads me to believe that this is something, I personally, need to work on. This is critical. He wants me, and others in our congregation to get under good Management with our tongues.
“The tongue of the righteous know what is acceptable and pleasing to God.” – Pastor V.S. Brice
Our tongue is one of the many non-deserving gifts that God has graced us with. Let’s manage our gift to show appreciation and honor Him with tongues that are uplifting and motivating. When used righteously the tongue is like choice silver.
“The tongue of the righteous is choice silver.” – Proverbs 10:20 (NIV)
“Don’t replace the Word of God with something else.” – Pastor V.S. Brice
Remain steadfast in the Word and choose your words wisely as you speak. Use words that will make Satan run. Use the Word of God! Yes, making Satan run is winning. Don’t you enjoy being on the winning team? Feels good, doesn’t it? Makes you smile? Well, keep smiling and keep on winning!
Solomon Temple Ministries International – Blogger – Othella Hill-Jordan