(Wrote this December 6, 2010)"If my sin nature was in control, with the smallest move of my mouth the fain would appear and I'd reap you up to shreds with only a few words. The ripple begins and many others are devoured in the process. Yet because I'm so consumed with myself I don't see the bloody mess I've made. My heart is empty as though a black hole. The blood I've shed will never come off. In the end I'll be alone." ~ me
There are so many verses in scripture that tell us to control our tongues and to love our brothers and sisters. To come along side them and help them when they fall. Not to hold grudges against anyone or to hold on to the past.
Sadly, some apparently think this only means those who aren't related to us.
Family can be completely horrid to each other and do the above things with out even batting an eyelash.
I say shame on you. Shame on all of us.
We don't get how utterly blessed we are to have family especially those who have big families. I've grown up with the stupid adult fights and retardation that went on amongst my relatives and I hated it. I learned that even as adults we can still act like a bunch of 2 yr olds.
WE DON'T HAVE TO BE 2 YRS OLDS ANYMORE!! We can love our relatives/neighbors even in their/our ugly times,
and we all know each and everyone of us have some major ugly times.
Grow up! Did you know, you not only hurt one person, but you hurt every single person who comes in contact with that person. It's a ripple affect and a lot of the time what we do turns not only into a ripple but into a tsunami and we all know what a tsunami can do.
Life isn't that hard. Live it right and you will go far.
"Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles!
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our member that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by mankind.
But no man can tame the tongue. It is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God.
Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening?
Can a fig tree, my brethren, bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh.
Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.
But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.
This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.
For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace."