"When we harden our hearts and let every little offense poke a hole in our happiness, we only hurt ourselves. But when we soften our hearts with love for others, and toughen our skins against their barbs, we are better equipped to show the compassionate love of Jesus to a watching world.” – Karen Ehman Join Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study as we study Karen’s book “Keep It Shut”. Sign up for FREE here —> http://proverbs31.org/online-bible-studies/
"Grab a pen or pick up your phone. Someone is waiting to hear how thankful you are for them. It might just make their day. And yours." ~ Karen Ehman | Proverbs 31 Devotion | Philippians 1:3 | #EverydayConfetti
Mouth ever gotten you in a tangled up mess? Perhaps it is time to adopt a new rule of tongue. KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It & When to Say Nothing at All by Karen Ehman. There is also a 6-session video Bible study available for group or individual use. Check it out!
"Lord, I want to reflect Your love and grace each time I open my mouth to speak. Help me to slow my tongue before I say something hurtful that can have lasting consequences. And when I fall short, help me be quick to seek forgiveness and reconciliation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen." ~ Karen Ehman #KeepItShutBook Proverbs 31 Ministries
"We might know what God commands of us in Scripture by heart, but sometimes we decide ignoring a command "just this once" isn't really a big deal. We convince ourselves we probably won't get caught. However, these seemingly innocent actions could lead to more costly behavior. Sin snowballs. And it often cruelly crushes those foolish enough to stand in its path.” - Karen Ehman. Read the rest of today’s devotion as we pause before bending God’s commands…