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Stepping Stones: Watch Your Mouth

Stepping Stones: Watch Your Mouth
September 27, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
Our mother had little tolerance for the use of profanity in her home. She wouldn’t yell or punish us, she would simply say; “Whenever someone uses profanity, it only shows their ignorance.” But if we abused God’s name as profanity, Mom would come down on us like a ton of bricks. We learned at an early age that if we used this verbal assault on our Lord, the words were heard all the way to heaven. I am saddened how Our Father’s name is constantly abused in the world today, where people use it freely as a curse word. Let’s all begin to counter this world’s blasphemies by trustingly uttering “Jesus.” The incredible power of using His name to honor Him, bless us, and reorient us to His majesty and holiness is beyond our understanding.
Today, whenever you feel distant from God, whisper His Name in loving trust. This simple, one word prayer can restore your awareness of His closeness to you and remind you of His love for you. Click here to share your perspective with other readers about what you think or feel when you say His name.

Prayer
Dear Father God,
It pains me to hear Your name used as profanity. Help me teach others that the grating rancor of the world’s blasphemies cannot compete with God’s children praying the word “Jesus.” Help me Father to use Your name in a way that soothes Your aching ears from all the world’s profanity. Help me remember that there is no name other than Yours by which we are saved. I pray in the loving name of Jesus Christ, and all God’s people said, – AMEN!

The Truth
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
Acts 4:12
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
John 16:24

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