I see myself as a “prophet” speaking forth the Truth at times. This week I had to speak some hard Truth. But, I constantly struggle with my need to be loved, affirmed in what I’m doing, and reassured from those around me that I’m doing fine. I’m inclined to be too bold. To speak the Truth, alright, but not as lovingly as I perhaps should. Sometimes I don’t hear how what I said came out! I have a faithful family who keep me in line when they’re with me. They let me know when I’ve said something I shouldn’t have! When they aren’t there, and even when they are, I need to be saturated in the Word of God, and sensitive to the Holy Spirit to guide my words. As a blogger, I seek to edify, encourage, and build others up in Christ. I find that I must continually look to my Heavenly Father for whether I’m doing ok. Even more than that, I ask Him continually, “What do You want me to say?” This short video by Francis Chan really spoke to my heart this week.
Luke 6: 22, 23, 26-28–“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
23Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
26Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.
27But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
28Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.”