“From the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.” - JAMES 3:10

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One night at dinner, a father led the family in a prayer of blessing – thanking God for their food, their home, their church, and His provision for all their needs. When they began to eat, the father proceeded to comment on his tough day at the office, saying some unkind things about one of his co-workers, and complaining about how little people appreciated his work. One of the children asked: “Daddy. When you prayed before dinner, did God hear what you said?” “Yes, of course, said the father.” “And when you complained just now about all your problems, did God hear that too?” “Well, yes.” Then the child asked: “Which one did He believe?”

Children have a way of getting to the bottom line, don’t they? Think through the words you have spoken in the last 24 hours. What do they say about what is hidden in your heart?

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