Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 20, 2015

Echoing The Father’s Words

nov 20“My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.” Proverbs 4:20 (NIV)

His little feet followed behind her. “Is it raining Mommy?” he asked. “Yes, it’s raining”, she responded. “Yes, it’s raining,” he echoed. Sloshing thru a puddle stepping in her footprints, he asked, “Are we going home?” She turned and smiled, “Yes, we’re going home.” He echoed, “Yes, we’re going home,” and then he giggled. A Hallmark card moment –the kind where you can just see the gleam in that little boy’s eyes and the smile that graces his mom’s face as she hears his echos.

Ever wonder if our Father longs to hear us echo His words? What would that look like in my world in your world? Rather than respond in bitterness or anger, our Father’s words would offer gentleness, compassion and patience. Rather than eagerly share the latest details of someone’s sin, we’d lift them up to the Father in the quiet of our own prayer closet. Rather than put other’s down, we’d build them up. Rather than speak with sharpness and pride, we’d respond with grace and humility. It’s the flip side of how our world responds. It’s the intentional thinking that chooses to draw close enough to the Father that His words breath into our souls. It’s the walking in His footsteps and repeating His words that transforms us while being in this world versus being like this world. Giving life or draining hope – the choice is up to us. Will we chose to echo the Father’s Words?

“Father, every day we have opportunities to echo the word’s You spoke – to speak in Your knowledge, wisdom and grace. Teach us to listen carefully to You so we will know how to respond.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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