A Word in Season
“You are a delight, not just to Me, but to others in the body of Christ, your family, your job and in your area and nation. Do not doubt it! Where you have submitted your tongue to Me, and your heart to love others, you have been like Christ to them. My pleasure is over you. Where you have spoken beautiful soothing things into sore relationships, you have bestowed beauty and blessings to battered believers and your words have been seen and heard. Rejoice that you have made a difference.
Believe Me that you display My beauty. Thank you for choosing the voice and words when speaking with others that I long to speak to them. They see Me through you.”
1 Peter 4:10 NIV UK
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
When I received the above email last week, I was having a ‘flat’ day – which is what I call a ‘dark day in my soul’. Often I can’t work out what exactly is working against me in my soul – but on those days, it seems like I can’t rise about it. I read my Bible, speak to encouraging friends etc, but on those particular days, nothing seems to lift the cloud.
And then! Along comes this email! It was exactly what I needed to hear. Makes me think of the scripture about “a word in season” Proverbs 15:23 says “A man takes joy in a fitting reply – a word in due season, how good it is.” Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary.” Our Father God is so faithful! He knows exactly what we need to hear.
Oh that’s my prayer Lord. That You would give me the ear of a disciple and the tongue of the learned that I would be able to speak a word in season to those who are weary. And there are many weary around us – looking for hope and encouragement.
Let’s be ones who bring refreshing from the Presence of the Lord – as we are refreshed in His Presence -then Holy Spirit can flow through us to the dry and weary ones around us.
God’s rich blessings Kath