I'm a daughter of the King of Kings, wife, and mother of 2 lovely young adult daughters. Focusing upward on Jesus.
The prompt this week prompt was: SPEAK, Go.
I am more prone to listen than to speak, almost to a fault. I am an only child and growing up was around adults a lot. I was good at listening.
However, the Lord is doing a new thing in me the last few weeks and I know I need to speak more. Many years ago He told me I would speak for Him through encouragement and prophecy. Over the years, I have felt inadequate and have given in to my fears. I felt like I had to have the "perfect" word or the "perfect" Scripture before I could speak. He is freeing my heart and mind from perfectionism!
During a recent worship service, a friend shared that things that the Lord has begun and have felt "dormant" would spring to life again. Wow, I knew that word was for me! My mind and heart were beginning to race and I felt alive again! Little did I know that He would give me a chance to put this word into practice.
I had the opportunity this past week to speak a word of encouragement in a public worship service (see below). It wasn't very long and I just felt like it was almost too simple, but I knew I needed to share anyway. I had a starting point of what I was to "speak", and God said, "trust Me and I will fill your mouth." My husband Jonathan was also sharing that same night. My speaking was a demonstration of Jonathan's sermon and also fit beautifully with the worship!
It was such a joy to minister with my husband and to sense God's presence. I was blessed with encouragement that what I shared ministered to several in attendance. I didn't have to be perfect, I just needed to be available and speak what I was heard from Him!
Each day I'm learning again and again, that what I have to say matters to Him and He can use me at any moment. STOP
This post is part of Kate Motaung's "Five Minute Friday," which she hosts on the Five Minute Friday website. Kate posts a single word each week and each blogger sets a timer for 5 minutes to write and then posts, with very little editing. This is an exercise in the discipline of writing. Check out this week's postings.
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If you are interested in listening to Jonathan and I share, here is the video from his YouTube channel. He shares first and I start around the 39 minute mark.