This woman has a lot of faith in God when she prays, she trusts God, she believes in God, and yet when storms come, she panics. How do I get rid of this other woman? And I ask the Lord to help me deal with what is going on in this sanctuary. Anger, gossip, envy, criticism, lust, the list goes on has been destroying my inner sanctuary. In proverbs 18:21, it says that; “Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof,” says the bible. Indeed, the tongue can do much damage. I know that most of us have felt the sting of a thoughtless remark. James talks about the tongue as a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. He went on to describe the tongue as a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. This is the tongue we use to praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.” When I read this passage it reminded me of what happened to me years ago. I had confided in someone who was a very close friend of mine about some things which she went on to tell other people about. When I found out about it I was so devastated. But I couldn’t do anything about it. The reason being that whatever she did, I’ve done something worst. I’m not ashamed to confess that I have done worst, but I am sorry and I had to bring God back into my consciousness.
“LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart
and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman.”
( Ps. 15:1-3
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