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Every one goes through training. Each individual starts training as a baby through adulthood. Training can be in sports, robots building or for specific job. The purpose of training is to gain skills, knowledge and experience in a particular area.
Training is generally time-consuming and sometimes it may be painful, for the trainer and the trainee. The trainee must have a willing heart and be willing to follow instructions. The trainer leads and the trainee follows. In the end, the trainee will be able to stand. They now have a foundation.
The Bible tells of story in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 6:45-49 verses, about a man. Let’s read.
45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. 46 And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 47 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: 48 He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
The story is telling us that a good heart brings good and an evil heart, evil. Also if one follows the way of the Lord, they will be like a house build on rock, which is a sure foundation. The following of the Lord is training. The training is in reading the Word of God (the Bible), praying, attending Bible Study and following the Pastor. You are being prepared for the job that the Lord has called you to do. One can not go out and teach on Spanish, if they do not know how to teach and they do not now the Spanish language. The trainee must be willing to follow and follow instructions. In the end,the foundation is sure.
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There are many times in life that we struggle with how we respond with our speech or our body language regarding how others approach us. If we are in a large crowd we may lash out and yell. If we are in a secluded area, we may speak quietly. If we are in meeting at work, we just may speak our mind with no regards to anyone else.
The Bible tells us to walk in wisdom and let our speech be with grace and seasoned, that we may properly answer. (Colossians 4:5-6) How we respond is important, as we want others to be kind and patience with us. We want others to listen to what we have to say. We are to be quick to listen and slow to answer. (James 1:19) Seek first to understand and be able to discern if we should respond. Somethings our ears to listen, is all that is needed.
How will you choose to respond?
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Proverbs 28:23 King James Version He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
Correcting one when they are in error puts the corrector in a better light to the receiver of the correction. Although they may not like what is being said, they will be grateful in the end that the person cared enough to take the time out to help put them back on the right way. Truth is not always easy, but it is right.
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Reconciliation is what makes union possible. It removes everything that separates.
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Proverbs 29:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back.
A wise man holds back all of his feelings because some of his thoughts are out his emotions. He is not thinking clearly and takes a moment to gather is thoughts before speaking.
Beloved think before you speak.
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Proverbs 12:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
What is that saying about fools and doing the same thing over and over, expecting to have a different result? Do not think you are above needing advice when you are having a problem. Everyone needs help. You will be surprised by how much you can learn by listening to others.
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Proverbs 10:11 King James Version (KJV)
11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life.
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Proverbs 6:2 King James Version (KJV)
2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
The words you speak can either help you or hinder you from success.
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John 17:18-19 King James Version (KJV) 18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
Sanctify means to set apart for a sacred purpose. Jesus said that He has set Himself apart so that we may be set apart through truth. We are set apart to be light to the world.
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