Monday, April 10, 2017

James 3

Hello friends! Happy Monday, when I was younger, I always prided myself on being quick witted. When upset, my tongue would get me into trouble. As I have aged, the LORD has given me the ability to hold my tongue and has even refined my thought process. I have not arrived yet, but this Scripture encourages me to continually tame my tongue and focus on the purity and righteousness of the LORD.

James 3:2-9 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check.
When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.

On my page, I used the
Creative Worship: Skinny Caps Lowercase Clear Stamp Set 

and stamped it in Turquoise ink (for the words Tame and tongue.) I then used a black pen to draw lines to add a shadow. The "your" I hand wrote using a turquoise marker. I stamped the Steering wheel from the Creative Worship: Master of the Sea Clear Stamp Set as a symbol of how the "rudder" can help steer our tongues towards evil/ or good in brown ink and colored it with some colored pencils. I stamped the waves in turquoise ink too and did some shading with Prismacolor pencils.

Thank you for stopping by! Chris Dickinson

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful page. And your devotion is excellent. LOVE both.