Saturday, October 3, 2015
The lesson for today comes from Jeremiah. God tells Jeremiah, "Look! I have put my words in your mouth."
He still does that, you know? He has put His words in your mouth, too. And He wants you to say them. The world needs to hear the words He's given you. He gives a different set of them to each of us, and He asks us to speak up. The world is hurting, and it needs to hear the words He's given you.
Does that sound scary? Well, there are many things that Phil 4:13 does NOT mean. But one thing it DOES mean is that God will give you the strength you need to do what He asks you to.
How do we find the words He's given us? We look to our lives. Each life has something to say. But don't focus on the negative parts. Instead, follow the advice that we read in Philippians today: "Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable, and right and pure, and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." Look at your life, find the things that are good (every life has them!) and then speak those words to the world.
Thank You, God, for giving us goodness in our lives, and for asking us to share the words of that goodness with the world.