There are a couple of different boards that I participate on.
One in particular, brings fabulous insight every time we meet together.
EVERY time, there is vast amount of inspiration passed around.
Our last meeting was no exception.
I wanted to share just a few sound bites with you.
I’ve taken the liberty of adding a relevant Bible verse to each thought.
Please allow them to stir up your spirit, and inspire you as well!
1. Irrelevant vortex. (Don’t let it suck you in!) That place where the cares of the world try to drown out the things of the Spirit, the important things that God wants you to hear.
2 Timothy 2:4 (NASB) No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
2. Experience needs to be the loudest voice. (There is a reason for your heartache!) God has allowed many different experiences in our lives. When we have learned to overcome by following the instructions of God, He then can use us to help others out of the same mire.
2 Corinthians 1:4 (NASB) who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves have been comforted.
3. We must be relentless (Don’t give up!) with our message, yet there needs to be an air of freshness about it every time we speak.
Joshua 1:9 (NRSV) I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
James 3:11 (NRSV) Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and brackish water?
Isaiah 42:9 (NRSV) See, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth, I tell you of them.
Are we being sucked into a worldly vortex that always shouts “Me first!”, or are we hearing Holy Spirit and sharing our joy of Him with others?
Is there freshness when we speak?
Are the places we visit better after we’ve gone?
Do we allow our experience to speak, or let fear take away our voice?
Do we give up when others disagree, or do we stand for what we know through Christ?
All questions I will be contemplating.
What about you?
Fearfully and wonderfully made