Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord
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The most challenging thing to me in First Place for Health is the daily food diary on the Live It Tracker. Having to write down everything I eat, whether it’s a half of a banana or an ounce of smoked turkey, requires focus and discipline. However, as difficult as it is, I recognize its inherent value because it helps me see where I am and what changes I must make to get to where I need to be. But what would happen if in addition to keeping a diary of everything we put in our mouths, we had to keep a diary of everything that came out of our mouths – a virtual word diary that would detail the ‘who, what, when and where’ of every murmuring word, every mean-spirited comment, every remark laced with sarcasm, and every syllable soaked with pride?
So, how do we speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs? How do we sing and make music in our heart to the Lord? The answer is found in Ephesians 5:18. We have to be filled with the Holy Spirit. He is the fountain of living water springing up in our souls. When we are filled with Him, He floods our hearts with so much mercy and grace, healing and hope, strength and courage that we burst forth in psalms of praise, and hymns of faith to God our Father – and to each other
P R A Y E R
Oh, Lord, even now, fill me with Your Spirit so that the words of my mouth speak life and bring light!
Journal: During the last 24 hours, are there any words you may have spoken to a brother or sister in the faith that brought death and not life? What is the Holy Spirit urging you to do?