Healings & Peelings

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Matthew 12:34 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)

You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Shortly after lunchtime today, i strolled up our drive to bring in our recycling bins, tub & bag after the weekly emptying. Sarah & i had just finished a lovely lunch where we had my special “Scwipps”. It’s just swede cut really chunky and long like chips! 🙂 It was now time to put out the peelings into the really smelly food waste recycling bin. This bin has a flip up lid which to me looks like a big mouth, but leave it open at your peril. As i knelt down to open the lid for Sarah to quickly put the peelings in, a thought came straight to mind…

“Our mouths can be like this bin sometimes, as soon as it opens a horrendous smell comes out as our words start to stink up the place, instead of being fragranced with grace, and healing to others. They are rotten and foul”. 

A couple of verses were highlighted in my mind too…

Ephesians 4:29 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Colossians 4:6 New International Version – UK (NIVUK)

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

As i told Sarah that i may have an idea for a post, she said “We can’t even put out some peelings without you going off on one! Lol!”.

It can be such a struggle sometimes to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but our words have power! The power to lift up, or to pull down. It’s the difference between a sweet smelling fragrance that blesses and heals the listener. Or the stench of death that drags everyone down and leaves them worse off for being around you.

So which one are you??

🙏 Prayer 

Loving Father. Unless my heart is clean, my words can’t be clean.Cleanse my heart with the purity of your Holy Spirit so my words can become acceptable to you, I stumble in many ways, Lord, especially with my words. Forgive me for any corrupt word that has proceeded out of my mouth and has grieved the Holy Spirit, Amen.

About Steve Rebus

✞Follower of Christ, Husband, Gymgoer, Photographer, Guitarist, Drummer....Oh and i'm also Blind too! 😀

11 Responses to “Healings & Peelings”

  1. I needed that one! Thanks! 🙂

  2. A bad attitude can be worse than bad breath. Great analogy!

  3. Reblogged this on Where Did You Find God Today? and commented:
    In Britain, my cyberspace pal, Steve, found a message from God in his treash bin….

  4. Lord, help me not to be a smelly trash can!

  5. Planting Potatoes Reply February 24, 2015 at 16:49

    good read – don’t worry that everything in your life makes you think of a blog post – I do the same thing – and my wife thought the same way as yours – but the way I see it – we must really be connected to God as everything we do in life makes us think of how we can apply it go God – don’t you just love thinking about God this much? 🙂

  6. Oh my, Steve. I really needed to hear this today. I need to get Ephesians 4:29 tattooed on my hand, so I can see it all the time. I haven’t been using enough kind words with a few of the people I dearly love. They have hurt and I’ve had to ask for forgiveness. Thank you for sharing this today, Steve. Just what I needed to hear. God bless.

  7. Hey Steve! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award because you continue to inspire me and so many others with your photography, God’s Word and genuine concern for the spiritual lives of those around you. Please stop by my latest post “Thank You (February 26) lljostes.wordpress.com to see your nomination and the little “to-do” list should you decide to accept this award. God’s richest blessing as you continue to use your gifts and talents for our Lord! Laura

  8. @steve dnt worry men today im just suckn the life out of ur blog.im blesd

  9. Reblogged this on For His Glory.


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