One day I paused on the patio at my church to chat with a woman I hadn’t visited with for a while. In seconds I recognized that I was in the presence of a woman whose words left me truly energized spiritually and inspired me to want to rush home, curl up with my Bible for the afternoon, and spend lots of time with the Lord.
What happened, I wondered when I walked away. As I reviewed our time together, I soon realized that this woman spoke of the Lord. Of course she spoke of other things, too—practical things. After all, it was a conversation! But somehow she blessed God with her every breath. She exalted Him and brought Him to the forefront of our discussion. It was as if He was right there with us (as indeed He was and always is)—the center of our talk—at least from her side of our discussion. Yes, she spoke out of a full heart, a heart full of Him!
And so this humbled woman (me) went home, curled up with my Bible, spent time with my Lord … and made a decision—to speak of the Lord, to begin as many sentences as possible with the words “the Lord…” or “God…” In essence, I was making a decision to put Him first. Oh, He’s first in my heart, but I want Him to be first in my talk, too!
“I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works” (Psalm 9:1). Help me share Your goodness with those I talk to, to speak of You from a heart that is full of You. Amen.
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Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:
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