~ Sometimes we forget where we came from, all of the negative things that have happened to us in our past somehow seem to go unremembered and that interferes with our understanding of someone else’s current situation. I like to think we are what our past experiences has shaped us to be. We tend to focus on today, losing the lessons learned from yesterday. How many times have we had to pull ourselves up from the negative situations we found ourselves in only to find ourselves in the positive situations that we are currently in. Countless hours in prayer, fasting, anointing ourselves asking God for direction praying for clarification, understanding, and forgiveness. What have we done to say thank you to God? When is the last time you just said thank you to God? Why not? I don’t want to speak for anyone else because I know that you have never been through anything that caused you to beg God for mercy, – that was just something that I have had to do. There are so many people in the World/Country/ Town that need someone to speak with, someone that does not try to fix their problem someone that will just listen to them. Someone that will not condemn them, someone that will pray with them. Someone that will lift them up and be there to help them if they need it. Most of all someone that will Intercede on their behalf to God. What we forget is that everyone we meet is an opportunity to witness, we have to be thoughtful and prayerful when we are trying to help someone, when we are talking to someone we don’t know. There is power in your witness, be slow to speak and quick to listen stay in prayer and allow the Holy spirit to minister to you and you will know what to say and if you need to say anything. ((James 1:19)So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.)
Sometimes it is the uniqueness of your past experiences that have the most affect on a person when talking to them, if you can relate to their situation tell them and tell them why, people find comfort in knowing that someone has experiences similar problems. Don’t be afraid that you don’t have the words, remember your words come with Power of the Holy Spirit.
~1 Corinthians 2 1-5
1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.
2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.
4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of humanwisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power
5 That your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
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