First and Fifteen Club a few days late….
“If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” 1 Peter 4:11
It is AMAZING how the Lord seems to beat a certain cadence in our lives at certain times. Recently, I’ve been feeling the weight of my words. I realize that words have the power to heal or destroy, to draw close or push away, to mark or to praise. What I say is extremely important and my words can be life giving, if I speak words of truth in love. And not just what I say, as in Lee (cause honestly–who am I anyway?), but everyone has this life giving-or taking ability.
So that’s where this verse puts the beat in the cadence….. “as one speaks the very words of God.” My words should be careful spoken, for heaven’s sake, because they should be as if God were saying them!!! AGH!!! What an incredible CHALLENGE! I need to be serving in the strength God provides…….no wonder certain things have been draining and others fulfilling….. And in the the end it is for his glory and through his power and that’s it.
Less of me. None of me.
I pray that everyday, I would disappear a little more and Christ Jesus would be a little more evident. More of you Lord Jesus, more of you.