Weekly Memory Verse: "Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless." --James 1:26
The above verse sat in my daily devotional this morning waiting to convict me. Instantly, I felt God impressing the importance of James 1:26 on my heart. Reining in the tongue is something I've always struggled with, especially with those to who I'm closest. I got out of bed determined to live out this verse. It was only 15 minutes before the rein on my tongue loosened and I was "nicely" chiding my husband for not occupying our daughter so I could eat my breakfast in peace, for just one day out of the week. And a little later I was giving him a hard time for walking loudly. Really? Immediately after I spoke in both those instances I felt the Holy Spirit's gentle hand reminding me to tame my tongue. If I am to be an example of Christ to others, this is a skill I must master. I pray this week that I can conquer my tongue's desire to speak that which is not Christ-like, that I may speak only that which is true and kind.
I'm Ashley Ashcraft,
a military wife and
stay-at-home mama, earnestly seeking the Christ-like life. I invite you to walk alongside me in my quest to raise our children and join the antics of our unpredictable military lifestyle. I pray your heart feels rejuvenated and inspired each time you visit OFH!