Monday, June 7, 2010

The gift of His word

The most precious pebbles for me are found in God's word and today was no exception!
I just finished up a study in the book of Romans and today I was going back over my notes to soak in the truths I have learned.

Romans 15:19 For your obedince has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf: but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil. And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.

I don't know about you but I am constantly playing a tape in my head of the things I can say( or the debate that can ensue) when called upon to defend my faith. I want to be ready, to know God's word, to not be tripped up by the evil one.

Upon further study...
Matthew 10:16-17
"Behold I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. But beware of men for they will deliver you up......
But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; for it is not you who speaks, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
Jesus is instructing His disciples as they go out to the lost in Israel to drive out evil. Much like we are out in the world everyday..His warning and His promise are ours as well.

For me that is a precious pebble to hold onto.....
I need to go be obedient to go where He would have me go and His Spirit will do the work in me and through me. Not because I am eloquent or articulate or a biblical scholar.
but because I trust Him and am obedient!

1 comment:

  1. Mom, It's so encouraging to not only see you prepare for this, but also to act accordingly when the times come.

    God is doing a mighty work through you.