A Daily Devotion for Thursday, August 26

James 1: 26

If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

Our words betray us so often. Well, mine do. In an effort to be humorous, I may find myself being judgmental or mean-spirited. When I am angry or hurt, my words come out as tiny weapons, and I imagine myself defended somehow. My ”weapon“ is the Holy Spirit, in me, guiding me to a better choice. Why do I turn away from this better choice? It is not the easiest choice. It takes discipline and effort. But it rewards.

Father God, help me to slow down, to turn to you, and to consider, before I say or do anything without thinking. Amen

Becky, transforming

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