What are the first three words that God wants us to speak to people?
February Week 2, 2021
Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10
Then the Lord reached out His hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “Now I have put my words in your mouth.” ~Jeremiah 1:9
One day, last September, I’d gone to Good Shepherd to practice the organ.
As I signed in, Pastor Reid appeared in the doorway and asked if I’d be interested in writing some devotionals. Though startled, I agreed to contribute. Have you ever agreed to something that seemed right at the time, but then you got home and thought, “What have I just done??”
I read the scripture for the day. As I was mulling over the words from the reluctant prophet Jeremiah above, I found these words from Daily Word under the heading “Believe”: As I take this time to quiet my thoughts, I replace any self-doubt with the belief that I am the image and likeness of God, wonderfully made. I believe that I possess all the talents and abilities I need to overcome any limitations.
Suddenly, it all made perfect sense – first, I still my spirit and come into the presence of God, realizing in the quiet that I am a spiritual expression of God’s infinite intelligence. I don’t have to wrack my brain to figure out what to say to people: God will put His words into my mouth and give me what I need to say.
Do you ever worry that you won’t know how to witness to people? Does timidity prevent you from sharing your faith?
Father God, help us to be strong in our faith and courageous in our witness, knowing that you will give us the words we need to help others when the time is right. Amen.