“From the fruit of their lips people are filled with good things, and the work of their hands brings them reward.” (Proverbs 12:14)
Do you want to be filled with good things? Speak well and work hard. These two things go hand in hand. Individually they have an effect and together they produce good fruit. God says that as you operate in this way, you will be filled with good things and rewarded.
In business and our personal lives, we impact people. What we say has the power to build up or tear down. That influence on people often determines our success in all realms of life.
We can say good things and do good things. Both are important and part of our witness at work.
Quick Prayer. “Thank you that you value good words and good work.” Amen
“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” ( Proverbs 30:5)
We all need protection. From time to time we are attacked. We are in a war, expect some flak. So how do we defend ourselves and fight back? Jesus used the word of God as a weapon.
Here we are advised to use it as a shield. If you find yourself in trouble in business, or in your personal life; Speak the word of God. Get to know your armoury, you never know when you will l need it. If you take the time to study the bible, it will become a part of who you are.
Speaking the word was modeled to us by Jesus, how much more do we need that protection?
Quick Prayer. “Protect me when I need a shield Lord. Teach me to use your word.” Amen
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs (4:23)
Above all else? Really? This is the most important thing? Yes it is, if it is indeed ‘above all else’.
Our hearts are hard to understand. They are the wellspring of emotion, feelings, motivators and passions. We can damage our hearts by exposing them to the wrong influences and they can be deceptive.
This scripture tells us that everything we do flows from it. Wow, now that is something we just do not understand. Even what we say is influenced as “out of our heart our mouth speaks”.
Be careful of potential destructive relationships in your business and private world, and do your upmost to protect your heart. It is obviously an important part of us to protect.
Quick Prayer. “Help me guard my heart Jesus.” Amen