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Tone It Down

Warning: Sometimes the tone of frustration can lead to miscommunication.

Have you ever been so frustrated you don’t hear what someone is saying. Have you ever become tone deaf in communication with someone? It feels like the CD is scratched and you just can’t listen to it anymore. I have dealt with multiple challenges and communication issues for a few weeks and I am still learning whether I’m speaking a loving truth, or a hard truth I must be aware of my tone.

When I listen to music, if the tone is not right the whole song sounds off, it’s hard to listen and it becomes harsh to the ears. Sometimes we have to tone it down so everyone can hear. When we allow ourselves to hear how God speaks to us in scripture we find His tone always comforts when things are uncomfortable. We find encouragement when we are discouraged and peace in our storms.

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Do You Know Who Are You Talking To?

Have you ever felt angry or upset with God?  Have you ever felt like God didn’t  understand  what you were going through?  You pick up the phone and call a friend, then you proceed to tell them all about it. You forget to even check your knee mail because you’re so upset and overwhelmed.  You don’t realize you have tons of messages waiting.  Everybody can tell something’s wrong. Your joy has been cooked rare and your peace is medium rare. You really want a well done life. Life can be rough, turns can take twist and things can get a little crazy but God fully understands our feelings, frustrations and He knows exactly what we are going through. As we are quick to talk to others about our feelings or frustrations, it’s important to remind ourselves to talk to God about everything. God speaks your language and understands your emotions so why not talk to Him? God hears. God listens.  Only God can say well done good and faithful servant.  Trust Him today and do not doubt, then you’ll be able to say it is well with my soul.

Psalm 17:6 I have called upon You, for You will answer me, O God; Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech. 

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Express Yourself

Have you ever been told to think before you speak?  I remember being told by my parents, “Don’t just say the first thing that comes to mind, think first.”  I’m learning more and more that a soft answer turns away wrath. The Bible is clear about practicing self-control. It’s ok to get angry. It’s not ok to sin.  I’m still living and learning how to express myself as a child of God. I realize sometimes I have to open my heart before I open my mouth.  Sometimes it’s better to open my heart and shut my mouth until the right time.  Now that’s what I call living on pitch.

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Self-Controlled

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After a full weekend of history making events from the White House to my own house, I realize how quickly things can get out of control.   Today, I will live wiser by controlling my own actions.  According to Proverbs 16:32(KJV) it says he that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

Prayer: Dear Lord help me to control my thoughts, govern my actions and settle down.  Give me wisdom to trust you in everything. Amen

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What Matters Most

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Have you ever had to make a hard turn? I am not talking about driving in your car but in life?