Archive | October 2013

When a Wise Woman Speaks

The best way to make sure that what comes out of our mouth is good is to put thoughts in our heart that are good. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). If we fill our heart with God’s truth and God’s love, that‘s what will come out. 

When a wise woman speaks, she gives a reason for the hope that is within her. The most important words we can speak are ones that explain our faith to anyone who asks or who will listen. We must be able to give a reason for the hope we have within us (1 Peter 3:15). We have to pray that God will help us become bold enough to clearly explain our faith in God. 

When a wise woman speaks, she knows that timing is important. When things need to be said that are difficult for the hearer to receive, timing is everything. Certain words cannot be uttered with any success if the person listening is not open and ready to hear them. It’s important to discern that, and the only way to know for certain when to speak and what to say is to pray about it in advance. 

When a wise woman speaks, she tells the truth. When we don’t speak the truth, we hurt others as well as ourselves. 

When a wise woman speaks, she doesn’t talk too much. We have to be careful that we don’t spend more time talking than is necessary (Ecclesiastes 5:3). We must ask God to make us wise in the amount of talking we do. 

When a wise woman speaks, her words are gracious. Ask God to create in you a clean heart so filled with His Spirit, His love, and His truth that will overflow love, truth, and healing in your speech. Ask Him to help you find words that speak life to those around you. 

Dear Lord, help me to be a woman who speaks wisely, graciously, and clearly and never foolishly, rudely, or insensitively. Give me words that speak of the hope that is within me so I can explain my faith in a persuasive and compelling way. May the words I speak bring others into a fuller knowledge of You. 

In Jesus name I pray 

Amen 

Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are member of one another.

Ephesians 4:25

Prayer is the Greatest Gift

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that I all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10-11 

God will use your abilities and talents to touch others powerfully. When your heart is to give to others from what God has given to you, He will enable you to do that. Giving to God and to other people is such a vitally important part of our life on this earth that we can never achieve all we want to see happen in our lives if we’re not doing that. It’s a major factor in realizing the complete purposes of God for us. 

Prayer is the greatest gift we can give to anyone. Of course, if someone needs food, clothes, and a place to live, those needs must be met. But in giving that way, we mustn’t neglect to pray for them as well. Material things are temporary, but our prayers for another person can affect them for a lifetime. The greatest blessings will come to you when you ask God to use you to touch the lives of other. 

If you love God, you will love people and be motivated to do whatever you can to help them. Prayer is a good place to start. 

Dear Lord, help me to serve You the way You want me to. Reveal to me any area of my life where I should be giving to someone right now. Open my eyes to see the need. Give me a generous heart to give to the poor. Help me to be a good steward of the blessings You have given me by sharing what I have with others. Use me to touch the lives of others with the hope that is in me. Lord, show me what You want me to do today to be a blessing to others around me. Specifically, show me how I can serve my family, my friends, my church, and the people whom You put in my life. I don’t want to get so wrapped up in my own life that I don’t see the opportunity for ministering Your life to others. 

In Jesus name I pray 

Amen 

Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:18 

He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor.

Proverbs 22:9