clever sayings, girls with swords, God's word, holy spirit, inspirational quotes, lisa bevere, the Bible
I keep reading these great quotes from fabulous speakers. Some words of wisdom are from Christian Speakers and some are from other so-called famous people. I even posted a few of them on Facebook today.
So it got me to thinking… if I’m supposed to be this author/speaker that I believe God has called me to be, I have to come up with some quotable inspirational quotes of my own. And I let that thought gel for a few days. And I came to the conclusion that I would never be able to do it… I just am not clever enough. And then my thoughts moved on to how, then, can I witness, if I can’t come up with these clever sayings?
I just love it when the Holy Spirit stops you dead in your tracks. And that’s just what He did. God never asked me to be cute or inspirational. He just asked me to speak about my experiences, my testimony. And He showed me just how I was getting into dangerous territory in thinking my words could be better than God’s Word.
And I was again reminded of this in Lisa Bevere‘s book, Girls With Swords. In her chapter titled “Armed”, she makes some great points to this effect. “God’s words are flawless and vibrant. They are likened to our living swords that light the darkness.” Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21. “He has entrusted His children with a powerful, holy, ancient language. These living words should be used honorably. When His holy words are misused or wielded in angry judgement, the reflection is twisted, and heaven’s light is marred by darkness”.
And Lisa’s take on what we’ve done with God’s Word in our day and age… “For far too long the Word has been interpreted rather than proclaimed. We have gotten into the habit of passing it through the filter of human experiences, social preferences, current prejudices, and the limited counsel of the human mind rather than simply declaring what was so powerfully and eternally spoken and recorded.”
I love what this verse says. God said it and it will always prosper, always accomplish what He set it out to do. God’s Word is enough. And shoot, doesn’t that just take the pressure off of you and me to make up “just the right words” to speak to and/or over someone!
Thanks, God, it was never mine to make up, you already did it with your Word.