Living Out Our Faith

In the post “Pray for What You Say and Do”, I wrote about David’s prayer and about being careful in how we respond to criticism. Like David, we should pray that our response to criticism is with tact. We should try to see the critique as giving us valuable feedback. We should take this feedback before God in prayer with humility asking that His power work through us.

Words can cause a lot of pain to others and leave a wound that never goes away. Words can inspire others or they can cause others to go away and not want to come back. They can cause a loss in customers and cause a person to be fired from their job. Here’s a powerful video about what words can do: Words – Hawk Nelson.

Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; Keep watch over the door of my lips. – Psalm 141:3


About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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