A thought we should keep.

This is my first wordpress blog and I quite like it.
Sometimes when we go to church, the things we learn during the specific week doesn’t affect us as much as they affect others. Today’s sermon by Pastor Brett applies to every one of us and personally, it really hit home; it cut deep. I don’t even know what to say about it. I’m speechless.

Mouth Ministry: The power of the mouth.

Don’t gossip.
Don’t lie… including exaggeration, misrepresenting the truth.
Don’t destroy… including sarcasm.

Do think before you speak… a filter in our mouth.
Do speak gently… maintain control.
Do encourage… use our voice to reflect Jesus Christ and our God.

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.
Proverbs 12.25

How many of us can say we follow that everyday of our lives and never make any mistakes? Everyday I struggle with these things, but often I don’t think about it as being wrong because sometimes it just comes into my head and I don’t think twice about it. But these are things we should have in our head every minute. It has really questioned everything I have said or done in the past and encourages me to change.

My cousin said to me towards the end: “I think this sermon is speaking towards me.” And the thought that I had the whole day after that was.. how amazing it is that God tells us things that we need to hear at the time we need to hear it the most. He knows what we need, and he knows what we need to learn to deal with on our own. God is absolutly amazing.

Cheers.

Published by Joanne Lam

Hong Kong//Toronto Level 2 Personal Trainer Toronto Data Analytics - The Chang School Ryerson University

8 thoughts on “A thought we should keep.

  1. hey jooo! i’m really really glad that God’s been speaking to you the way He does! It’s amazing how God can take something you haven’t thought about or considered in a loooong time and smack you across the face with it (in as nice of a way as possible of course!) and say…hey if you want to follow me and honour me better, consider this! Gosh the whole watching your mouth thing is something i havent thought about in a long time either, so thanks for posting that =)

  2. Heyyaaa Jo. 🙂 Love the new site you’ve got here. Quite spiffy.

    I really liked Sunday’s service as well. It really spoke to me too since I’m wayyyy to sarcastic for my own good. I’m glad you enjoyed it as well.

    Well, looking forward to seeing you next week as well! For now, God bless.

  3. Hey jojo = ] lol yes I do read your xanga from time to time… and i guess i’ll need to read this errr wordpress.com site as well? lmao… so how’s your summer? mine’s been a load of crap = = i’d usually say fun..just to make myself feel better..but it says up there, “don’t lie” so i guess i’ll be truthful xP EHEEE.. oh well…err ttyl? = = we barely talk now..just the occasional *waves/headgestures* that now..are sometimes fading away.

    enjoy the rest of summer!

  4. Hey there, welcome to this. Dammit, I missed being the first one to leave you a message. sigh. Eitherway, you go, it\’s the right place to be.

    Ha ha, hope you enjoy this place. It
    s great. I will be with you every step of the way this school year. And I\’ll take care of you. Lets help each other for the sermon this week, and just watch what we say.

    Always,
    大哥 (二)

  5. I LOVE JOANNE 🙂 and i love this site it is ammmaaazing..its so nice my goshy gosh gosh. you are always up to the new and latest things. right now you are sitting behind me with liam and you guys are discussing…i dont know haha oh! myspace..thats what you are talking about.
    anywho..i should start going home.
    love you.
    night

  6. oh joanne. you are my favoriteo joanne. loving the words, loving your thoughts. this is what i call inspiring from the heart. they speak to me, as always. thank you for that. call me tomorrow. muah

  7. hey jo….hmmm…what can i say?
    very insightful writing. can’t put thoughts into words as well as you do…so i’ll leave it at that.
    hahaha…enjoy the rest of your summer!

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