Give LIFE away!
We had our Christmas Tea on Monday night and my Pastor's wife brought an amazing message.
There have been quite a few things that keep on coming back to my mind and I just wanted to share them with you.
Our theme verse was:
"It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life." John 6:63
She spoke about the precious eternal gift we have in God's words - that they give us life daily (as long as we take part of them.)
What goes on inside our hearts? Is it the Spirit of the Lord? The love of Jesus?
Every single jewel and treasure we get from the Lord, from the bible, from His Spirit - we have the ability to communicate with others.
As godly people, we should influence those who are ungodly and not the other way around.
One of the main things that keeps on coming back to me is...
Do I speak life?
She asked us If we speak life, or do we take life when we speak?
It's been so good for me and such a challenge, cos every time I open my mouth to correct the girls or reprimand them, I've been thinking, "OK, Am I giving them life? Am I giving them faithful instruction?"
It goes so much further than that too, into all areas of our lives - i.e. for those of you who are married - when you're speaking to your spouse - are you giving life, or are you taking it?
I hope this encourages and challenges you as much as it did me! :)
"The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him,
The Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD.
His delight is in the fear of the LORD,
And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes,
Nor decide by the hearing of His ears..."
What an awesome verse is that!!!