I continue to be amazed at God's timing... particularly, circumstances and moments in time that have transpired as it relates in light of what is being posted on this site.
Yesterday, we prayed about reactions, in regards to the temptation of comparison and the effect it can have on us. Then yesterday, during the offertory of the morning service, they played a video of people sharing via, cards, the struggle they had come out of... with the song Redeemed, as performed by Big Daddy Weave. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzGAYNKDyIU)
One of the interestingly timed moments... the line "God's not done with me yet"
It simply amazes me how and what God uses to communicate His love and plan for our lives. The people whose paths cross and the words that are exchanged will indeed be considered moments of impact.
Some moments will obviously make a greater impact and a large part of that comes from the words we use.
Consider how many statements were made by Christ that have significantly greater meaning in the original Greek than what is translated into English. We just can't accurately convey at times, the depth of the moment as succinctly. It really is a shame, at times.
However, that shouldn't hinder us from careful considering the words we do choose, regardless of whether we are the initiator of a conversation or the responder. I had to add quotation marks to the title, because even after salvation, it's entirely possible, in our humanness, to use some choice words in expressing our feelings regarding circumstances.
Yet, as I stated yesterday and God confirmed through a moment in service, God continues to work in our hearts and lives, each day, making us more like Him... as we daily acknowledge this life is not our own nor can we rely on our own strength and ability to live each day hoping to bring glory to Him.
What words is God using to speak into your life?
What words are you using to speak into others' lives?
You can give people a piece of your mind or you can give them a piece of a heart; your heart, that has been transformed by the power and the love of Jesus Christ.... whose words on the cross was an active, repetitious, "Father, forgive them for they know now what they do." It wasn't just for the people standing there 2000 years ago... but an application for all man's wrong-doings that would follow.
On this #seniorPastorMonday, pray for the words they deliver. In their sermons. In their meetings. In their conversations. Whether with the leaders of the community or the unknown of the community, may they daily express the love and the power of God; His forgiveness; His plans and purposes for each and every life. Pray that both the ministry and the home would bring glory and honor to God... through their conduct and their conversation. May their be a steadfast consistency about their lives, not that people would look at as "good for them", but that would point people to the cross of Christ... whose words of redemption are just as impactful and meaningful for today as they were for those who held the spikes and hammers that day.
God... gives us the words, just as you gave us your Word. For your glory. For your honor.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.