Today I’m thrilled to welcome June Foster as she shares some great thoughts worth pondering.
Put your foot in your mouth. I’ve heard this expression all my life. I decided to Google it and discover its origin. The phrase dates back to 1870 and relates to the foot and mouth disease, a deadly virus found in cattle. Then the phrase was applied to humans whose verbal utterances got them in trouble.
Hmm. A deadly virus. I have said things I later regretted but never compared the words to a deadly virus.
“For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.” 1Peter 3:10
There’s another thing about my mouth I don’t like. All the food it eats. Oh? You say it’s not my mouth’s fault? Gulp. Anyway, I don’t like the extra servings that go in and put those extra pounds on me.
So, my mouth frequently gets me in trouble, and I need the Holy Spirit’s power to overcome it. I know. I’ve tried it on my own and failed.
“But I say, walk by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16
Lord Jesus, I pray that every word that comes out of my mouth will please you. I am powerless on my own. Please be God over my life. Allow me to eat just what my body needs and no more. Your word says in 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, and You desire for us to honor You with our bodies. In Jesus name.
About the book:
David Maguire’s tour of duty in Germany is over, and he’s returning home to Oak Mountain, Alabama in search of a job. After a long flight from Frankfort, he shares an Uber with Dallas resident Jada Atwood.
Jada Atwood, a registered nurse midwife, is on her way to a medical conference in Queens. If only she could live up to her father’s legacy at the hospital where she works, she could prove worthy of his reputation. Marriage awaits yet her fiancé has yet to offer a ring.
When the Uber driver must make a stop to pick up a passenger at a Queens shopping center, two men who robbed a nearby bank commandeer the Ford as a getaway car. But when they discover two passengers, they have to get rid of the extra baggage.
After the kidnappers murder the Uber driver, David and Jada fear for their lives. Will they find their way home or die in a Pennsylvania forest?
The Long Way Home https://tinyurl.com/y96rzy4w
June Foster is an award-winning author who began her writing career in an RV roaming around the USA with her husband, Joe. She brags about visiting a location before it becomes the setting in her next contemporary romance or romantic suspense. June’s characters find themselves in precarious circumstances where only God can offer redemption and ultimately freedom. Find June at junefoster.com.