Friday, September 11, 2009

Basic Math of the Mouth

Today I want to share some basic math that I have found in scripture.

A (Me) + B (My sin) = C (Why I need Jesus)


(The way that God made me)

Through him, then, let us continually offer a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name (Hebrews 13:15, NRSV).



(My sin that has a way of coming out of my mouth)

And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell (James 3:6, NRSV).



(Why I need Jesus, who is the only one that can stop it)

I call upon you, O Lord; come quickly to me; give ear to my voice when I call to you. Let my prayer be counted as incense before you, and the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice. Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips (Psalm 141: 1 – 3, NRSV).

Do you, like me, have trouble with basic math?

Father, thank you for being stronger than I can imagine. Thank you for sharing that with me. I need you desperately. I desire for you to be powerfully with me and these women today, Lord. Do what you promise in our lives. Open us to the power of change, in You.

1 comment:

  1. I like your post today... I Can relate... Just wanted to stop and tell you thanks for stopping by the Cafe this week, and leaving a comment on the Chat.

    Please feel free to come back every Thursday, and visit me at my personal blog too.



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