Words… they are everywhere. There are thousands upon thousands of words spoken on any given day at any given hour. Most of them through actual talking or speech, but nowadays it’s also through text messages, social media, and cell phones. Then there is the timeless classic of the written word in books, online posts, and emails. of all these methods of talking and exchanging words, my favorite each and every time are the words, wait for it….. from a friend or confidant in a moment of unexpected clarity. It’s that moment when, as your listening to that person’s words, (i.e. encouragement, constructive criticism, advice, scripture, etc.) you realize it’s the Holy Spirit! It’s God speaking to you, reminding you of His presence and His acute awareness of YOU. WHO you are. WHAT your needs are. WHY you matter. In fact, many times the person speaking has no idea how powerful their words are in that moment. Their words evoke a response and it’s immediate.
I recently had this happen to me when at dinner with a friend. She had no knowledge of my unanswered prayers. She had no idea of unspoken longings in my heart-or unspoken prayers said between God and I only. Equipped with a listening ear and a sensitivity to the Holy Spirit- she spoke TRUTH to me and I knew the instant I heard her words it was God. He was showing up in a physical way with words. So completely ordinary right? Or is it? He wanted me to hear Him with an open heart and a willingness to listen. My girlfriend was the vessel to say what He needed me to hear at the appointed moment I needed to hear it. I must go forward now with the truth that’s been revealed to me, armed with the confidence of God’s faithfulness and message.
Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever had a moment when you knew what your ears were hearing, your heart was feeling? The divinity of God’s love overcomes any doubt or attempt to logically rebuke the truth as you heard it and you are convicted beyond all reasonable doubt to step forward! The experience for me, when it happened, was humbling and emotional. I was, and still am, truly aghast that The Almighty of the Heavens and Earth would have any interest in any conversation I might have and wants ME to hear a message. He reminds me He is THE most powerful being alive and He knows my heart even when I don’t speak it out loud. I find a deep conviction to repent of whatever should be and I ask to be cleansed by the blood of Jesus…..that’s all it really takes isn’t it? Words, the bible says, are like honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bone. Indeed.
I hope my words have an impact on your heart today and I encourage you to always be open to the conversations around you. God may be yearning for a heart to heart with you in the least surprising of methods-words.
Love and Prayers to all of you. xo