Do You Watch What  you say, it says a lot?

"A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. The toungue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. .(Proverbs 15:1-2)  

We sometimes speak when we should hold our tongue and do our best to listen. Often times, believers say things that they believe are true and they feel they have to say although their words are hurtful to others.  Whether we are frustrated or angry we must be careful allowing our emotions to loose our tongues inappropriately. Instead of conflict and confusion we are called to compassion and cooperative spirits. "Do You Watch What  you say, it says a lot?   
                                                                                                                                                                          Solomon tells us in the book of Proverbs that speaking softly with Godly wisdom can reduce conflict and demonstrate our faith in God. Whether with family, friends or strangers our tone, our temperament speaks to who we represent. Are we hoping to be heard and seen by man, or do we desire to be helped and saved by God. Pay attention to what you say, and how you say it. Commit to sounding like the Sons and daughters of God, the children of righteousness, the chosen generation. Avoid sounding like foolishness, unrighteousness or ungodliness. What you are saying, when you are saying it and how you are saying it, says a lot about you. "Do You Watch What  you say, it says a lot? 

Pastor SP Courtney 

How Do You and Yours Handle Crisis  

"Go gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish I perish.  (Esther 4:16)  

Circumstances, calamities, and crisis are part of life's journey and every believer will experience their share of each. Whether the circumstance is complicated, the calamity catastrophic or the crisis critically intensive the impact has the potential to be traumatic. Yet, life goes on so we must embrace, engage and effectively manage our season of crisis. "How Do You and Yours Handle Crisis?     
                                                                                                                                                                          Queen Esther is presented with a life crisis that would not only impact her but an entire nation.  Some circumstances and calamities are small and have minimum impact but others can be overwhelming and have life changing impact. Finances, health, family, relationships, and many other issues can bring about disaster filled calamities. Esther faced hers through prayer and fasting. Seeking God and denying self was her formula for favor. Do we complain, get depressed, get angry or do we like Esther get God? We must learn at all cost to consecrate ourselves and those around us to commit to handling our hurts through persistent prayer .  "How Do You and Yours Handle Crisis? 

Pastor SP Courtney