Reading for the day: Proverbs 23:15-16
“My son, if your heart is wise,
then my heart will be glad;
my inmost being will rejoice
when your lips speak what is right.”
Do you sometimes keep your mouth shut instead of speaking up because you are afraid others will judge you for what you say? Don’t! The Lord gave us mouths so that we could praise Him and spread the word of His eternal love and forgiveness. Many times we think to ourselves that talking about God is a job best left to ministers or priests, people who have studied for years and can quote scripture easily.
But God asks each of us to “make a joyful noise.” He doesn’t care if we sing off-key, don’t explain things well or stutter. In fact, even Moses had a speaking problem – he stuttered! Yet God commanded Moses to lead His people out of captivity. If God expected great words and leadership from Moses, how can we give Him any less?
The proverb doesn’t say “think what is right.” It says there will be rejoicing when our lips SPEAK what is right. Knowing God is only half of what is necessary to live a Christian life. We also have to shout it from the rooftops – or at least share the Good News with our friends, family, co-workers….even our enemies! So stop worrying about what the world thinks about what you have to say, and start thinking about what GOD wants you to say. Then speak, loud and clear!
Prayer Suggestion: Ask the Lord to give you the courage to speak what is right and share His words with those around you. Commit yourself to saying what people NEED to hear – the word of God – instead of what they want to hear.
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