Sunday, January 18, 2015

Hello to all who read...
Welcome to my blog "The Contented Women Now"...
 
 
Bible verse for the day;
".....focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure. loveable, or admirable, on some virtue or something praiseworthy..." (complete jewish bible)
 
Integrity
 
Wow !
  Today were looking at  "Integrity"....I wont e able to get it al on this post today, but, will try to sum it up for all you readers....
  First the definition...
uprightness, virtue, soundness, justice, honor/honesty.....is this your character???
 
 
 
  Can others say that they know your words are trustworthy...or do they know in visiting with you that they can trust that you will give them 1/2 truths or down outright lies or maybe GOSSIP...
  Does your word speak truth?
  There are so many Scriptures we could use with other words in them that mean integrity...i've chosen just a few.
  PLEASE look Scriptures up for yourself about your own INTEGRITY.....
  Here are some...
Proverbs 18;20..
"A persons belly will be filled with the fruit of his mouth, with what his lips produse he will be filled."
Proverbs 16;23..
"The wise mans heart teaches his mouth, and to his lips adds learning."
  There is another Scripture that I know well, but, cant seem to find the reference...
"From the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks."  Maybe you readers could find the reference for me...?
  So why does the Bible put the heart and mouth together ...?...our heart is filled with the things we put in our heart/mind then come out of our mouth,,our mouth just cant help itself but to say all of what we put our heart/mind, there's a saying... "garbage in garbage out"...I do believe that is true....It is impossible for our words to have the integrity that Our Lord wants when we only put in garbage(ie, music, reading,movies the company we keep, etc.)....oh, we can put on "airs" but it wont last long...there's another saying that is coming to mind."...you can fool some of the people some of the time, but, you cant fool all of the people all of the time..."
  So you are thinking ..."so what does it matter if my words/actions are not or do not have integrity..."?
  Many many reasons....lets name a few and I do think you readers can come up with more...PLEASE comment on this blog and let me know...
...others wont trust your words
...businesses cant trust that you will do what you say
...when you say something about the Gospel, will they believe you
...and many many more
  When our words don't have integrity lieing/1/2 truths/little white lies, become a part of who we are...soon we cannot tell the difference between real lies and truth...then it is a downward spiral of our lives...
 Does Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ want that for us ?? Of course not...your probably thinking..."I'm not perfect.."  your right...that is why Jesus died on The cross of Calvery...to save us and keep us so  "INTEGRITY"..can be upheld...
  Where is your heart today? does your "integrity" shine or is covered with the "dirt" of what you have put in your heart/mind ?
 
Thanks for visiting "The Contented Women Now"...
 
Bye for now...
Terri








3 comments:

  1. Terri,
    I was wondering what happened to you! I'm glad you are back to blogging again.

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  2. Ahhhh....integrity...who we think we are who Jesus really knows we are.....what we put in what comes out! I am reminded of Paul where he speaks about desiring to do good and yet still does the thing he hates.can't remember vs!I know you know which one I speak of.'.a good Word my dear friend :-)

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  3. PS....yes this is Elaine lol.as soon add I figure out how to use my blog I will send you the link!

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