Sunday, December 5, 2010

Slow in Speech and Tongue

"...Lord, I am not very eloquent, either in the past or since You have spoken to Your servant, but I am slow in speech and tongue." (Exodus 4:10)

I can't tell you how often I have felt the way Moses did in that moment! The Lord has called me to be a teacher, but anyone who knows me in person knows that I am not the most talkative and eloquent speaker in the world. For awhile I wondered why the Lord would make me so weak in the area He said He would use me in. Now I know... :)

He told me that He is not looking for someone of eloquence or of necessarily great talent - He is looking for someone who is willing and obedient. He told me to be obedient and follow Him; to trust Him. Yes, I am weak and on my own can accomplish nothing. However, through Him, I can do anything He calls me to do. If I abide in Him, He will speak through me and it will not be me speaking, it will be Him! His strength is made perfect in my weakness.

If I was strong on my own might, I might not acknowledge the need for His strength and therefore fall to pride and end up accomplishing nothing. Now I realize the blessing in having weaknesses. He is so good!

"Who has made man's mouth? ...I will be your mouth and teach you what you shall speak." ~ Exodus 4:12

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Testify Unashamedly

"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands." ~Psalm 19:1

How beautiful would it be if every child of the Lord displayed their love for Him the same way as the skies? Just imagine the glorious beauty that would blaze across the earth if even a handful of His sons and daughters testified as unashamedly as the heavens?

For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love
I'll be a witness in the silences
when words are not enough
With every breath I take
I will give thanks to God above
For as long as I shall live
I will testify to love
~Wynnona Judd "Testify to Love"~

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