It has been many years and I am still in school. I’m still in school because sometimes I fail and have to repeat a lesson. I am talking about the school of Christianity. You would think once I received my Salvation I would have graduated. But God, who is my Instructor,  assigned me a tutor, the Holy Spirit, who is with me at all times. He will not allow me to forget what God has taught me. God has taught me a lot in this school of life. I confess this one lesson though, gets hard at times because of other people. Sometimes, I allow other people to destroy what God has taught me. Thank God for my tutor, the Holy Spirit! I guess you are wondering what am I confessing about? I am talking about how God has taught me to stop talking about people and start praying for people, how God taught me how to stop judging people and start praying for people. God has taught me how to stop gossiping about people and start praying for people, and He taught me how to stop criticizing people and start praying for people. It is a lesson I sometimes fail at. I think we all do. It’s not easy to practice those lessons when you are interacting with all types of people, believers and nonbelievers, family and friends, spouses and children, coworkers, and neighbors, the store clerk. But the truth is we can’t blame people. God continually teaches us through the Holy Spirit within us. God put the power of life in our mouth, and we get to choose to speak words of life when we open our mouth about people. I am learning not to react but take a moment and say, “Holy Spirit help me now!” And He will. We must strive to apply all we learn from the Holy Spirit to our daily lives. Study and meditate on the scriptures below. Write them in our hearts. So when a situation arises our first reaction will be to start praying. Love and Blessings…

But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14:16)

“for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.” (Luke 12:12)

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,” (Matthew 5:44)“ Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21)

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”(Philippians 4:8)

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