A godly and biblically-based devotional to help people with their faith and confidence; to encourage, educate, and inform. Come everyday for inspiration. Almost everybody is going through something and you can get through it with Jesus. I am a witness to that fact. Never give up on the great blessings God already has lined up for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
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We have to know when to speak and when to remain silent. Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent" (Proverbs 17:27/28).
Part of the challenge I've had with many of the students I've taught over the years has been getting them to understand that there are times when they must remain silent even when they want to speak. And that they must refrain from blowing up when they find themselves angry or when they feel backed against a wall. I see much of my younger self in them and that is part of the reason I'm so passionate about getting them to change. It's a long and arduous process and sometimes I feel like I'm not making any headway. Yet, I'll never give up on telling them some of the things they may not hear anywhere else.
The scripture above is timely, because it speaks to such an issue. It's about remaining calm, cool, and collected under pressure -- something I have had to learn in my life. The school of hard knocks helped teach me that refraining from speaking from a position of stupidity, impatience, or lack of knowledge, is considered wise and intelligent. How about yourself? Is this an area of your life you've struggled with? If so, Proverbs 17 may be helpful to you too.
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Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with Blog Post. Are you an eagle? Do you know, eagles fly above the storm and they wait for the winds to carry them to greater heights? That's right, as the storm is raging below, they are soaring above it all. They don't escape the storm, mind you. They simply use the storm to lift themselves to higher magnitudes. It's a though they know the storm is temporary; that they will indeed rise above it; and that they are riding the storm. I find all of that fascinating, because we can take the model of the eagle and do the same. Why can't we? We can imitate the eagles intelligence, push-through, and perseverance to weather any storm -- the storms of life that will come. If we will just know that God will never give us more than we can handle, then we will come out victorious. As you going through anything today? Are you worried about anything in particular? Just know, you can rise above it all. Nothing is too big for G