Today's Devotional Thought
October 22, 2013 by Wendy Foreman
Words of the Godly
Who do you go to for advice? What are your expectations of what they will say? The words of the godly aren’t always the words that we really want to hear. There are many of us who sometimes want to go to someone who will tell us what we want to hear. But I ask you, is that really what’s best?
I have had both kinds of people in my life. In my immaturity I didn’t want to always hear the truth. I wanted someone who would agree with me so that I didn’t have to face the truth and change the way I was living. We will always be able to find someone who deep down doesn’t care enough about us to tell us the truth; to tell us what the Bible says about what we are doing and how we need to ask God to forgive us and then turn and change the way we are living our lives.
Ladies, we need godly women in our lives who will encourage us and love us enough to tell us when what we are saying and doing doesn’t honor God. Someone who will love us enough to point us to Jesus and what His word says.
I pray that you have that type of woman in your life but also that you are that type of woman for someone else. I believe that we are all called to be godly examples to everyone in our lives.
Right now in my life my big prayer is that God would give me wisdom. I crave the wisdom to give the godly advice that women are seeking from me in ministry. I desire wisdom to make the right decisions in my life and in the life of my family. I want the words of my mouth to be full of the wisdom of God. I want to honor Him with my words.
Friends, I pray today that God would give you wisdom in every area of your life. That He would give you godly words to speak to those whose path you will cross in this life.
Take time today to pray and ask the Father to make your words godly and God honoring.