Wednesday, October 24, 2012

{day 24} where I had to fulfill the favor...

Remember the favor my boss asked me a couple of weeks ago?

Well, today I had to fulfill that favor. 

And let me tell you something.  When you are walking in God's will, there is a peace that can not be explained. 

I was not nervous.  I was not worried.  

I was peaceful.  Excited, really. 

There were only five people there.  But those five people dove into the Word and spent some time in prayer together.

I am so thankful to work for an organization that reserves times for their employees to come together and pour over some Truth together.  An organization that allows you to pray before meetings and meals.  An organization that holds a weekly devotion time open for any employee to attend. 

We poured over Ephesians 4:29-32I shared with everyone some things that the Holy Spirit has impressed on my heart recently. 

We talked about the importance of reining in our thoughts and speech under the authority of God

We prayed for our thoughts and words to be pleasing to God. 

We determined to speak life into the hearts around us--be it our friends, family, neighbors, co-workers

We realized that out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.

I have written these Truths deep in my heart {and in my little spiral notebook that travels everywhere I go} so I can recall them from memory.  Before I ever utter a single word, I want to decide to breathe life into that situation.  I have determined to be a person who speaks the good things I have buried in my heart.  I choose to dwell on those good things.  I choose to speak them often to those around me---at home, at work, at the store.  I want to build others up.  Never tear anyone down. 

I choose to live a life worthy of the gospel of Jesus. 

'The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle.  That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.'   ~Brennan Manning
May I live an authentic life.  A life that seeks to walk with Jesus.  Not just in words alone, but by my everyday actions.   

And just for fun:
For those that know me and know me well,
the red splotches should come as no surprise. 
For those that hardly know me at all,
this is the tragic result of me having to speak in front
 of say, more than one other person. 
It's a bit like a Rorschach test, no??

What do you see in this big ol' red splotchy mess?

For more on the beauty of transparency, come on over to my house and check out the rest of this 31 day series...
Day Two.
Day Three.
Day Four.
Day Five.
Day Six.
Day Seven.
Day Eight.
Day Nine.
Day Ten.
Day Eleven.
Day Twelve.
Day Thirteen.
Day Fourteen.
Day Fifteen.
Day Sixteen.
Day Seventeen.
Day Eighteen.
Day Nineteen.
Day Twenty.
Day Twenty-One.
Day Twenty-Two.
Day Twenty-Three.

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