One of the most powerful Proverbs in my life has been chapter 10, verse 11. "The mouth of a good person is a deep, life-giving well, but the mouth of the wicked is a dark cave of abuse." I want to be a person who gives life to others through my words. I do a better job of this sometimes than others. It's extremely easy to get caught up in accomplishing the next task or meeting the next deadline, and miss the opportunities to breathe a breath of life into someone's life.

Last weekend, while at the Marrigold Festival in Pekin, I witnessed a grandmother berrating her 6 year old granddaughter. The girl wanted to ride the ponnies and had asked in very polite way. The response of the grandmother blew me away. "There's no way I'm taking your (insert abusive explicitives) over there...we're leaving". My heart broke for that child. A life-giving well, or a dark cave of abuse? What's flowing from your mouth? What's flowing from mine?
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3 Response to 'Sunday, September 16th Reflection'

  1. Steve Decker
    http://daleschaeffer.blogspot.com/2007/09/sunday-september-16th-reflection.html?showComment=1189948560000#c2304356739989020457'> 08:16

    Looking forward to the "HUSH" series and expecting great things to happen in our new Small Group season.

    Thank You for your leadership with this series. Looking forward to good personal times with the Lord prompted by this series.

    --Steve Decker--

     

  2. Judy
    http://daleschaeffer.blogspot.com/2007/09/sunday-september-16th-reflection.html?showComment=1190020920000#c4057209760573687155'> 04:22

    I am most connected to Proberbs 10:14 from The Message: The wise accumulate knowledge—a true treasure; know-it-alls talk too much—a sheer waste. The "HUSH" series is calling us to not only prayer it is also calling us to read the Bible and to reflect....to learn. I need to spend quiet time understanding and gaining knowledge of God so that I have the wisdom to know what is His direction and what is my own.

     

  3. Dale
    http://daleschaeffer.blogspot.com/2007/09/sunday-september-16th-reflection.html?showComment=1190028000000#c1358906496519064974'> 06:20

    Judy - That's great...I'm praying Psalm 27:14 for you today. "Wait patiently for the Lord, Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord." I love that when God calls us to be patient and wait on him, that he knows it takes courage to wait on him.

     

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