So many times I find myself sorry for something I said or how I reacted to an issue. Have you ever been there? I believe we all have. Thanks be unto our Lord who always speaks comfortably to us in those wilderness places! James 1:19-20 teaches us to be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath because the wrath (anger) of man does not work and produce the righteous kind of living that each Christian is required to produce. What makes us fail at this from time to time? I believe life’s pressures and tight squeezes and sometimes just not deciding to stop, look, and listen. When we stop, look and listen in the spirit realm, we will not only be able to hear and see what is going on around us in the natural, but we can go further and hear and see what God wants us to hear and see. The Word of God is quick, sharp, and active. It is alive! It will come and visit us at the right time. Holy Spirit also brings the Word to our remembrance so that we can respond to life’s issues and say the right things.
I needed this word. I have so many things going on right now; however, I will take this chastening word from the Lord and make it active in my life. We are breathing, so we have another opportunity to bear the good fruit of the Spirit!