DayBreaks for 01/03/14 – Duck Dynasty and the Tail of the Heart
1 Corinthians 13:1 (NLT) If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
“There is nothing more explosive than words.
“Words are nitroglycerin. Words can literally ignite a heart, detonate like a global bomb — or explode in your face.
“You heard of that wiry man from backwater Louisiana who was asked what he thought by a man with a recorder?
“He said what he thought — but he and his family confess now that he expressed those thoughts coarsely —- unfiltered.
“Listen, kids, listen like your life depends on it, because it does:
“You can mean something — but if you say it mean, no one can hear your meaning.
“Have convictions — but if you don’t have compassion, you will have trials.
“Please, say what you believe — but please, always be love.
“Or you’re an annoying, clanging cymbal who a whole lot of people will be desperate to make silent.
“…Words leave your mouth, your keyboard, but words don’t every expire quietly in a void — they always explode in hearts.
“Every verb you utter causes a corresponding action, a movement, in every listener.
“Measure your words — they determine the distance of your relationships.
“The tongue is the tail of the heart. The heart is known by how the tongue wags.” – Ann Voskamp, A Holy Experience blog
PRAYER: Grant us the courage to always speak not our truth, but Yours, and the grace to do so n love! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2014 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
To subscribe to DayBreaks, use this link: https://daybreaksdevotions.wordpress.com and click on the Subscribe button at the right of the page. If you wish to unsubscribe, at the bottom of each email you receive about DayBreaks, you should find an “Unsubscribe” ink at the bottom of the email.
NOTE: Galen is a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI) and raises his own support. DayBreaks is free – and will remain so – but if you wish to help Galen in his ministry work, you can donate on his behalf. Donations (one-time or recurring) may be made by going to this link: http://www.medicalambassadors.org/donate.html. Look down the left side of the page until you find the SUPPORT MISSIONARIES section then click on “Galen Dalrymple” and you’ll be taken to PayPal where you can make your donation. If you prefer to donate via check, you may do so by writing your check payable to Medical Ambassadors International and put S090 in the “memo” field. Mail the check to Medical Ambassadors International, P.O. Box 1302, Salida, CA 95368. All donations are tax deductible as MAI is a 501.c.3 organization certified with both the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and Guidestar.