Thought of the day:
A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. Reference Proverbs 15:1,4 NKJV

It’s so easy to find a person’s faults. We tend to navigate towards negativity. Usually when we do, we may fall into tearing that person apart and belittling them. We pick and we prod and we can make that person feel bad. It could be because there is something we see in them that we have dealt with or are dealing with ourselves.

Let’s ask ourselves something, why are we beating up our brothers and sisters? Why are we focusing on the bad? Why are we tearing a person apart? Are we not called to build others up?

This is something here that Solomon is addressing in the beginning of Proverbs 4. He is encouraging us to not tear apart people nor to speak badly about them. Instead, we are to lift them up, encourage them to do what is right, and, get ready for this thought, speak kindly about them to others as well as to them. Why? Because God’s Love has done the same for us. We were once like that but now we are renewed and have changed.

In thinking about this, it is good to reflect on how we would respond when we’ve been belittled or when someone has talked about where we achieve and where we can improve. People respond better to positive encouragement better than they do to a “ripping”. They know that there will not be a beating but more of a building up.

Look for something good in others today, let them know you see it, and see how they respond and grow.

Thought of the day:
A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. Reference Proverbs 15:1,4 NKJV

It’s so easy to find a person’s faults. We tend to navigate towards negativity. Usually when we do, we may fall into tearing that person apart and belittling them. We pick and we prod and we can make that person feel bad. It could be because there is something we see in them that we have dealt with or are dealing with ourselves.

Let’s ask ourselves something, why are we beating up our brothers and sisters? Why are we focusing on the bad? Why are we tearing a person apart? Are we not called to build others up?

This is something here that Solomon is addressing in the beginning of Proverbs 4. He is encouraging us to not tear apart people nor to speak badly about them. Instead, we are to lift them up, encourage them to do what is right, and, get ready for this thought, speak kindly about them to others as well as to them. Why? Because God’s Love has done the same for us. We were once like that but now we are renewed and have changed.

In thinking about this, it is good to reflect on how we would respond when we’ve been belittled or when someone has talked about where we achieve and where we can improve. People respond better to positive encouragement better than they do to a “ripping”. They know that there will not be a beating but more of a building up.

Look for something good in others today, let them know you see it, and see how they respond and grow.

If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.  
It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it. We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already.
If you need help, have questions or need direction in this regard, please, feel free to let me know. Maybe today you are struggling with something. Maybe you may have found yourself not as close to The Lord as you thought. We would like to help you in this through prayer and guidance.
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Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

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