Nourishment for the spirit
So as these past two weeks have gone by, I've dealt with meeting graduation deadlines (for a wonderful homeschooling graduation ceremony), sickness (yuk! makes me appreciate the years of health I've had), and home/church/activity management. Anyone else been there?
So as Resurrection Day approaches, I've had the question lingering in my heart...What can I give? What can I offer to the Lord? Not that He needs anything from me, it's that I want to stay in a place of openness to Him.
So as I was praying and asking the Lord what can I offer? "Your words" was the answer. Now if you personally knew me, you would know that I'm not quiet as a churchmouse (people who know me are now chuckling at that statement). You would know that I love talking with people. So at the time when the answer came, I knew it was just right for "me". Isn't the Lord good about that?
So my quest for this week of Resurrection Day celebration, is to guard my words. I have already failed many times since I started. No, not mean or vulgar but...
not productivecausing ill-will or division
Proverbs is such an excellent book on building one's character.
12:25 Heaviness in the heart of a man makes it stoop; but a good word makes it glad.
15:23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season how good it is!
25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
I want to that...
Ultimately, what I'm striving to do is really concentrate on speaking what the Father wants me to speak, or not speak. That is so hard for me, especially the latter. Oh the tongue who can tame it? So here's my verse for what I am offering to the Lord, my words...
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
What are you giving to the Lord this Resurrection Day weekend? Yes, I know He did the final work; but neither will I offer unto the Lord my God that which costs me nothing. (2Samuel 24:24)
May you have a Resurrection Day that glorifies Jesus Christ and brings you times of refreshing.