Matthew 10:20 – “For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.” (NASB)
I couldn't believe what I was saying. While disciplining one of our daughters, I found myself saying the exact same thing I had heard from my dad when I was a young boy and had crossed the line. After the words came out of my mouth, I had to laugh to myself. I guess I did learn the lesson my dad taught me because here I was sharing it with my daughter. Today’s verse states that it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you. I don't know about you, but I have found that many times over the years, I hear the words my parents spoke to me - sometimes discipline, sometimes love, but their words had become part of me. In life, we may find ourselves in situations where we are not sure what to say and maybe, just maybe, if we listen to the Spirit of the Father that lives in us we will find the words to speak. Are we listening to what the Father speaks to us? If so, are they our words to speak to ourselves and others? No matter what words we speak, children are listening. Let's make them HIS!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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