Wednesday, 10 October 2007

God speaks

At random times God brings my thoughts together for a teachable moment. God uses Bible studies, devotions, sermon preparations and working among God’s people to speak his truth into my life.

Today I spent the morning studying Luke 17:1-10, the text I’m going to preach on Sunday. In the afternoon I visited a man in hospital and gave a devotion on this text to him and his family. What I spoke about connected with his daughter. What did I do that my speech would speak to another’s heart and encourage faith? Nothing, but… I was faithful.

Faithful in studying and preparing God’s word with prayer. The Holy Spirit is the one who speaks to the heart of God’s children. This is Paul’s point in 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. My speech is not the power of God’s word; the Spirit does his work when the word is spoken in truth.

Luther says pray as if everything depends on God and work as if everything depends on you. God uses his faithful, although imperfect, children to minister to one another. As a vicar and pastor to be, this is my daily privilege as well as a continual challenge.


May the Lord fill you with joy as you speak God's in love to one another.


Blessings

Adrian XO

4 comments:

++Anna++ said...

++ You seem very far away Adrian. Think its only clicked in now that you have gone away. Hope you are well, love anna & luka ++

Chels said...

hey buddy,
I just wanted to say hi cos i was thinking about ya the other day. Great to hear that everything is going well. Amazing how God works hey?!
Catch ya'
Chels xx

++Anna++ said...

++ A cuppa would be great in May, Adi, I'm penciling it in my diary now. I hope Wednesday the 14th of May 2008 at 3.30pm suits you, let me know if it doesn't and we'll put a rain check on it. lol
Blessings! ++

++Anna++ said...

++ Ooo my mistake, you won't be back for tea yet, how about you just make sure you are back for my birthday, thats in late May, and well discuss a cuppa then! I'll erase out 14th and put 25th(my 22nd birthday!)++