That’s why – when I first discovered the write31days.com blog writing challenge a few years ago, I jumped in like a kid to a golden leaf pile. (I encourage you to check out the many beautiful, heartwarming or just plain fun October blog series’ participating under a slurry of topic umbrellas at the above 31-days site– going live October 1, 2015!)
Over the last few seasons, I’ve posted under their inspiration and faith category:
This year, a new song is in my heart.
A time for turning the words on our tongues to Seed Words of Faith that bring forth God’s Life.
Because, like Beth Moore, I’m wondering —
“Do we give God the platform to show off on our behalf?”
~ Beth Moore
Have you ever felt as though there were some sort of weary world- almost gloom- fulfilling prophecy hanging over your life and those you love?
Well, what if we are unwittingly repeating the lies, doubts, fears of the serpent even as he whispers them over our shoulders?
And what if by doing so, we actually prophesy oppression, darkness, sorrow over ourselves — with our very mouth?
Some ‘whoa’ thoughts to ponder… What if —
- God created us to speak out faith-infused words of His Word against those negative thoughts bombarding us?
- That’s because He knows He planted inside each one of them the ability to prophesy the Garden of Eden into our lives… a life of walking hand in hand with Him in the cool of the day, here and now?
- He wants to show up in our lives in a way that shines to the onlooking lost world — as He did in the red sea parting — THIS IS OUR GOD!
But the words we are saying are holding him back…
sickening us in the process…
declaring what we see with our eyes rather than by faith…
“My family’s been going through one long Job experience after another!” I’ve overheard so many expostulating, even as the wind seems bent on crushing my own back– and I find myself chiming in.
“Well, if it’s doomed to fail (leave me feeling hopeless, crushed, alone, grieving) … ha! ha!… then you can bet it’s THIS woman (or guy) who will be right in the middle of it!” another laughs, attempting a bit of wry humor to hide pain behind the eyes.
“Sometimes I wonder what even makes me think I can blog anything of value when there are so many more talented, beautiful, inspiring writers out there than I am!” is a wail I’ve heard across the blogosphere… echoing and making its way into my own mouth, then drenching my spirit with “what’s the use” whispers…
And the Holy Spirit sorrows over His Children…
“Why are they not choosing to speak out Words of Life, healing for their circumstances, by faith in Him whom they love?” the angels wonder,
even as they stand beside us,
waiting to take His Word from our mouths and set it into motion…as the Psalmist tells us…
Let’s seek God’s Word for our circumstances, doubts, fears, sorrows, put them in our mouths, taste them throughout these next 31 days and look for the Harvest and LIFE God brings out of our word seeds!
We’ll pray together.
Uncover those “whoa” words we want to cast into the sea in His Name!
Replace them with His Honeycomb!
Remember to meet me here daily at Apples of Gold,
October 1 – 31 for
(Just click on the above link to follow day by day… I’ll be labeling them according to date)
© Pam Depoyan