I have laughed at and shared this video with my friends. Many in the business world, education world, and church world have been a part of similar scenarios. We enjoy the communication of new ideas or even the renewal of what we know to be true, but sometimes the way things are communicated actually distorts the message. I don’t want this to be the case any time I share something of importance, much less when I teach & preach the Gospel.
I am very thankful that I serve the one and only God. He is perfect and it is He who is able use me in my imperfections. But I know that I must be ready to listen, trust, and obey Him as He guides me in what to say, do, and be.
The Scriptures give us a great promise and challenge. These can be very familiar scriptures to those familiar with the Bible, but may I ask you this question?
Is your prayer today something like this?
“God, I am a mess with out You. Help me to show how truly great You are in the ways I communicate about You through my words and actions. Help me to know You with greater clarity. Help me to share You with greater clarity. Thank You Jesus for Your grace and Your gospel. Now let what You lead me to say and do…bring you glory.”
Scriptures For Encouragement:
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth. – 2 Timothy 2:15
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17
For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. -Ephesians 2:8-10
…no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love Him -2 Corinthians 2:9
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. -Matthew 5:13-16
All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. -Matthew 28:18-20
The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward.
Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule over me; Then I will be blameless,
And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. – Psalm 19:7-14