Saturday, June 25, 2011

YOUR SUNDAY MORNING DEVOTION!

THE GOD OF TIMING

PART 10
by Bernie Lutchman


STAY UP, LOOK UP, LISTEN UP....AND THEN, SPEAK UP!

A time to be quiet and a time to speak...Ecclesiastes 3:7a (NLT)

Abraham Lincoln is reputed to have said "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt!"

St Francis of Assisi is reputed to have said "Preach the Gospel...use words if necessary".

God said "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10)

God has given a certain measure of wisdom and Godly discernment to every man and woman.  How we use these gifts reflect on our own character, rather than our creator!  

However, in order to use our God-given gifts, we have to hear from the Giver. Hearing implies listening, receiving and literally soaking in His Presence. The original Hebrew word God uses here in Psalm 46:10 is "raphaw" or to make yourself completely helpless before Him, to go slack and "let go"; to cease striving...you get the point!

Solomon says "...a time to be quiet". Literally that also means "chillax"; hold on; calm down and more! You get the idea by now! Ability to make the correct decisions in life, depends on our knowledge and how to apply this knowledge. The latter comes with not so much with Age and Experience, but FROM the leadership qualities we each have, still undeveloped.

It is when we have been at the Feet of God, listened to Him (through the Revealed Word of God -the Bible)  and now feel confident in going out and sharing, that we should start speaking up and proclaiming Truth in as many places as we can.  

So Go Bold! Stay up! Look up! Listen up! Then, Speak up!  Amen!
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