19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.
22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24 For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was like. 25 But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.
26 If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless. 27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. (James 1:19-27. ESV.)
The above scripture spoke very loudly at me, today. Many times I wonder to myself, “What can I be doing better?” And, being “quick to hear and slow to speak” is a big one, I feel, for me. Do I listen close enough when people talk to me? I love to hear their stories! I really do! Further, I think it is so much fun when we find we have something in common. I love it when I hear myself say, “Me too!”
So, today (and everyday following), I want you to leave your story here, for me to read! I will be sure to link back to this post after each one succeeding to remind each reader to please tell me your story in the comment section! Or, you can email it to me at Matt5verse6 at yahoo dot com. PLEASE! I really want to hear from you!