Daily Devotional for April 21, 2022

The other day, Ellie told me Drew had some new clients from California.  When he visited their home, they explained they were Christians and gave him a Bible.
Ellie said Drew responded by saying he was Methodist and a Christian too.
That’s right.  Drew is Methodist and a Christian.
As soon as I said, “That will make a great devotional,” Ellie said, “I’ve got to stop talking when you are around.”
This got me thinking.
Ellie may be on to something because I know I get into the most trouble when I start talking. 
If I didn’t open my mouth so often, my life would be a lot less complicated.  That’s where the old saying, “Silence is golden” shows its real value.
The wisest person God ever made said, “When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.”   (Proverbs 10:19)
Today, I think I will listen more and speak less.  It’s bound to be an improvement.
Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, as the old prayer goes, “Fill my mouth with worthwhile stuff and shut it when I’ve said enough.”  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.
Speak less and listen more.  That’s the recipe for a great day.
Also, just for the record, Sunday I mentioned to Shannon my sermon was one of the greatest sermons in the history of sermons.  She didn’t say anything.
I wonder why?
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.
Tom Robbins