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2013-01-12

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Have you ever ‘opened your mouth just to change feet’? Said stuff without thinking about the possible consequences and really messed things up? Here’s some wisdom from Proverbs 29:

‘Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them’ (Proverbs 29v20)

When we speak in haste, we often also ‘do’ in haste. We make life complicated for ourselves and our friends. What should we do? Well maybe start by thinking before you speak (and sometimes it’s wiser not to say anything). How could your words bring more life and less mess today?

Read Proverbs 29 here: http://goo.gl/lI2YZ
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2012-12-29

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It can be really tempting to join friends in eating and drinking too much. It’s not so fun to be poor, too tired to work and dressed in rags. Here’s some help from Proverbs 23:

‘Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path. Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags’ (Proverbs 23v19-21).

How easily do your cravings get the better of you? What would it take to be wise and keep your heart on the right path? God’s presence in us brings both wisdom and strength to resist temptation – invite God to be with you and live well! #wisewords #murrayt

2012-12-01

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Are you ever scared to do something because of what people might say or think? Maybe you do things because you feel it’s what others expect of you? If that’s true then you might have fallen into a trap.

Here’s Proverbs 29v25: ‘To fear anyone will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe’

The only way to avoid the trap of people-pleasing is to focus on pleasing Jesus.

There is great freedom in trusting God. What fear do you need to confess to God and be released from?
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