Sunday, August 5, 2012

Scripture and a Snapshot: Quick and Slow

When we first began the Beth Moore James Bible study, I knew he was going to get into my business.
After all, isn't that why we avoid James (and lots of other scripture for that matter) some days? 
Our family is *ahem* passionate.
We I am slow to listen, quick to yell speak, and quick to become angry.
James 1:19 is everything I am not.
Jesus changes lives.
His blood covers and cleanses hopelessly ingrained sin.
The Holy Spirit convicts and empowers.
I can do all things (including hold my tongue) through Christ Who strengthens me.
  Be blessed,
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  1. I need to remember the advice in that verse.

  2. I know what you mean about James being convicting! So thankful that conviction always comes accompanied by grace and mercy. Beautiful photo!

  3. Oh Ginger. I've been reading a lot lately about not always having to be right, not always having to have my say, not pointing out when other people are wrong and I've realised how habitually I do all those things. I love your post: especially the bit about his blood covering and cleansing ingrained sin... these things have roots pretty deep in me. Thankyou.

  4. Love your photo of the snails~even though they are not my favorite creatures. You brought out the beauty in his shell. I have done that Beth Moore Bible Study and it is great. And yet, the Holy Spirit has a lot of work to do in me. My post today also includes a lot of Scripture from James--for I, too, am one to quick to speak and get angry. Enjoyed your post. Keep going with the study. It's a great one!

  5. oh such a good reminder that we must live this way!

    Something I am not always so good at doing!


  6. Thank you for dropping over, Ginger! What a great photo, and this verse goes perfectly with it and your post!
    Such an encouragement to 'count to ten', think first, and be wise with our words and attitudes!
    I enjoy Beth Moore, too! You have a blessed week! :)

  7. Oh the words speaking straight to my heart. I, too, am all those things and need to remember that I need to hold my tongue too. I've always wanted to do the James study. I will definitely need to be more active in starting it. Thank you for the encouragement.