Monthly Archives: June 2020

Words. Words. Words.

Words. I like words. Words are vehicles of communication; they inform. However, problems arise with using Words. They can be perceived differently than intended. They can be spoken or written hastily. They can be used to edify the hearers. They can be used to wound the hearers (or readers). The speaker is responsible for his or her words. The hearer is responsible too; responsible to do his or her best to listen for understanding and to ask in a spirit of learning, did you mean what I have perceived? This is communication. It’s limited it seems to me these days.

These days we have Word Police. We get warnings or ticketed when we use words others do not like. Now, depending upon the intent of our hearts, that might not put us in such bad company. Here, let me give you an example.

Yeshua.
Some know Him as Jesus. If He were walking the earth today in His GODMAN body He would get warned and ticketed often.
Yeshua said what He meant and meant what He said.
And it was NEVER to hurt; it was ALWAYS to heal. I suspect often, though, it did sting and smart some of the hearers.  (It has me!)
Would you like an example? Matthew 23. Take a look.

And let us do likewise. Let our words be chosen for the purpose of healing, even when they hurt.
I know, it’s easier said than done; but, we can practice!

Ephesians 4:29  (AMP) 29 Do not let unwholesome [foul, profane, worthless, vulgar] words ever come out of your mouth, but only such speech as is good for building up others, according to the need and the occasion, so that it will be a blessing to those who hear [you speak]. source

Responsibility?

Father, I have been introduced today to reasoning and ideas from a purported wealthy and informed man. You know I listened to his message all the way to the end of what he had to say, and now what? What do I do with this presentation? What responsibility do I have? And is it true? Is it his opinion? Is it facts not yet into evidence? Father, if there is evidence to support his offerings, I am asking that You bring that evidence forth out of darkness and deal with those who are doing these things to We the People. I pray for exposure and justice to be administered in holy proportions. I pray We the People will agree and allow You to open our eyes to You, truth, and each other. Abba, have mercy on us; we are drowning in our own evil. Please have mercy and cause our sins to quickly find us out and in Your great grace and love convict us and convince us unto saving faith that leads to eternal salvation. Revive the lukewarm and cold Christians to fervor worthy for You to work with and through. Holy Spirit, please have mercy and raise up a holy army of people to pray for the people of America and the world; connect us and make us doers of Your Word and not hearers only. Amen in YESHUA’S name.
James 1:22 (NASB)22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves source