Psalm 146 New International Version (NIV)1 Praise the Lord.
Praise the Lord, my soul.
2 I will praise the Lord all my life;
I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.
MY VOICE ~
I love how my voice can praise the Lord
God gave us each a voice for a reason. Sometimes we are told things in our early years and never used our voice until we got older. I know people now who still are not comfortable using their voices on certain things of life. I know that my voice is important now. As you get older, you might see how you could have done some early years different. Not speaking up in life can make us miss out on things too. We can't go back to those days, but we can grow from them. Making our voices today powerful because we should learn from our mistakes of life. As we surrender our lives to God, we know his voice.
John 10:27-28 King James Version (KJV)
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
MY VOICE ~
One life can make such a difference
I remember being a kid and standing in line when the teacher walked up. She said, "close your mouths and I don't want to hear a word". So I was having trouble breathing and closing my mouth meant I couldn't breathe good. I wanted to tell her, but I was scared. I seriously took this comment wrong and went home that day to tell my mom. I remember my mom laughing because she knew the teacher didn't mean not breathe. It was that day I learned I could open my mouth a bit to breathe but not say a word. It might sound silly but this was true. I was already scared of that teacher anyway and this just added more. As I help with my granddaughters classrooms, I always watch my words to them. Showing and living kindness is one of my desire of life.
There are also times when we do speak up and believe don't believe us. I have learned to not fight against those who won't listen, but to pray even more. Fussing is not an option for me anymore. I want to live in peace and people will either believe me or not. I work hard at living what I teach but I am human and make mistakes too. There are no perfect people in life. My voice makes a difference and I know that now. God has brought me a long way and I grow each day of life to a better person.
How about your voice? Are there times when you wish you would step up and do what God has called you too? If there times when you wish you had never said that, but you did? I have and I know that God gives second chances on somethings of life. I pray today for you, your family and friends. Don't be so hard on yourself and learn to speak up now.