Take My Life...My Voice
A Matter of Perspective

Take My Life...My Lips

The Lord God hath given Me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.  Isaiah 50:4 NKJV

As I type this post and reflect upon my morning, I am overcome with emotion.  So, I hope that this post isn't too frazzled!  :)  You see, today is an important milestone in my life for many reasons, the least of which is the fact that today is the last day I will be able to say I'm in my 30's.  For the record though, this is not causing the emotion that I'm feeling at the moment.  While this is the last day of my 30's on this earth, today marks the first day that I have really spoken publicly with the sole purpose of sharing my testimony and the gospel in ministry.  I am truly humbled that God would use me for His purpose.  Today I spoke in Chanute, KS at a Stonecroft Ministries Christian Women's Club.  I really enjoyed my time there today.

To get to this place in my life, all that I've said to God was this...

Take my lips and let them be
Filled with messages for Thee ... (from the hymn, Take My Life and Let It Be)

...and He found a way to make it happen through an incredible series of events and people over the last year and a half to bring me to Stonecroft Ministries.  I had the privilege today to share my heart and passion through my testimony and the gospel to equip people with the ability to apply God's Word to their lives.  I don't know exactly where I'm headed but I do know that this 39 year old woman (I had to say it, after all I've only got a few hours left) who was terrified to give an oral book report in the 1st grade now has a speaking schedule.  Imagine that.  It has been interesting to just follow as God has directed my steps.

The verse from Isaiah 50 shown at the top of my post is a very important verse in my life.  Although this verse may be a messianic prophecy (in context, Isaiah 50:1-6),  I am inspired by it because my heart's desire is to speak (or write) a "word in season" to those that are struggling in their lives to make it through the day.  I want to encourage others to open up their bibles and glean the incredible life-saving truth from its pages.    O Lord, let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to You.  Thank You for the opportunity to serve You and share the gospel today.

To ponder:

1) What has God taught you that you can share for His glory?

2) Who is "weary" in your life that might need a "word in season"?

3) How equipped are you to offer that "word"?