July 16, 2007

Can God Speak Through Me?

Sharon Jaynes

 

 

Today’s Truth

“In the last days,” God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughter will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy” (Acts 2:17-19).

 

Friend to Friend

Do you believe that God can speak through you? One of the main reasons that God spoke in the Bible was so that the men or women would in turn speak that message to someone else. God promised David, “Open your mouth and I will fill it” (Psalm 81:10). He promised a very reluctant Moses, “Now go. I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” (Exodus 4:12). “You will be my witnesses when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,” Jesus told the disciples (Acts 1:8). “In the last days,” God says, “I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughter will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy” (Acts 2:17-19). More and more I see God raising up women who are teaching God’s Word and speaking the truth of the gospel through various venues.

 

Perhaps you are wondering, “Can God speak through me? Yes, dear one. If you are a woman who listens to God, He will use you to speak to others. He doesn’t pick the superstars. God chooses the ordinary men and women to change to world. He chose an ordinary shepherd (David) to be a King, an orphaned Jewess (Esther) to save a race from extinction, an exiled adopted prince (Moses) to lead the Israelites out of bondage, a Moabite young widow (Ruth) to further the bloodline of the Savior, a coward hiding in a winepress (Gideon) to lead the Israelite army, a Samaritan woman of ill repute (the woman at the well) to bring an entire village to Christ, uneducated fishermen (James and Peter) to spread the gospel, a seamstress and dealer of purple linens (Lydia) to begin the church at Ephesus, and a tent maker (Priscilla) to explain the gospel to a preacher. These very ordinary people listened to and obeyed a very extraordinary God.

 

Believers in Christ are called His “ambassadors” (2 Corinthians 5:20). An ambassador is a person who represents someone else. We represent Christ to the world, and we do so by the words we speak. He may speak to you through other people – and He may use you to speak to someone as well. I know of no better way to speak God’s words to others than by giving them the gift of encouragement, prayer, and loving praise.

 

Oh the power of a woman’s words. We must be so careful with the words that we speak. As James said, our words, like a tiny spark, have the power to set an entire forest on fire and change the course of a life. God will speak through us if we yield our words to Him

 

I cry out with David, “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).

 

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, Sometimes I think that You just speak through other people. But Your word says that I am an ambassador for Christ. Therefore, I am a spokeswoman, whether I realize it or not. I pray that I will represent You well as You speak through me and to me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

More from the Girlfriends

In September, Sharon’s new book, The Power of a Woman’s Words will be released. It comes with a companion Bible study so that we can dig deep to learn how to control the tongue and use our words to bring life. Can God speak through you? Yes, dear one, He can.

 

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