Pour something warm & join me this morning

Pour a cup of coffee, or maybe some tea. Grab your blanket, sit somewhere cozy. Join me for a few moments this lovely morning? cozy couch!

The truth about words is that they are power. Whether that power be good or bad is up to us as individuals, and I would love to think my words are always used for good. But it is not so. The truth of the matter is that I am frail, I am selfish, I am wholly un-incredible. The truth of the matter is, my tongue leads its way before my brain slows it down, and within a matter of moments, I wish that I had a bit in my mouth. A bit like a horse, you see. In all the fullness of my reality, when I am not presently asking Him, Jesus, to be the pressure behind all that I do and all that I say, I trip over my words and the ugly parts of my heart overflow out of my mouth. The truth is, it really doesn't have to be that way. It isn't always that way. And our words don't need to pour out of our mouths in hurtful, thoughtless matters.

I am then left repenting and asking His forgiveness, when He has already forgiven, and really what I need is to accept that I failed once again but that I am covered in grace. Walking in grace. Clothed in grace. Dressed...in grace.

Can you relate?

As I jump back into building a routine of scripture memorization, I hope you'll join me. At the first of the year, I memorized a verse a week. I was in the book of Romans and it inspired me and moved me and I wanted it etched deeply into my soul. So I took chapters and chunks, I broke them up and week by week I memorized verse by verse. "Hiding them in my heart so that I may not sin against Him." {Psalm 119:11}

This week I will begin each day with this verse:

|| The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking || Proverbs 15:28

I chose this verse because it is one of many that have been probing my soul all summer. It reminds me that I must think carefully before I speak. To slow down and think; don't be flippant.

I have written it on the chalk board that I pass by every day at least 2 times. I will read it, pray through it, and meditate on it day and night. {Psalm 1}. Join me?

proverbs 15:28; morning devos + coffee

verse of the week; entry way wall; photo collage