Rehearsed Words

Are you one of those people that practices conversations in your mind before you have to have them for real? I have been for ages - until the Scriptures convicted me otherwise.

But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. Matthew 10:19-20

Jesus was speaking to His disciples about how they would be treated when they were out spreading the Gospel. He knew that they would be arrested and persecuted, and it was all in His name. Part of His instruction was to allow the Spirit of God to choose the words they would speak when those opportunities came. Then they would be focused on the ministering at hand and not on practicing drawn-out speeches.

We can waste so much time and energy trying to make our words just right. Whether we're preparing for a dreaded conversation or figuring out what we should pray and say in public, words are important. We want them to be just right in our head before they come out and possibly embarrass us.

Jesus Christ told His followers that when the moment arrived, God would supply all the right words. They didn't have to be drawn away from healing and helping in His name, just to spend time choosing what order their words would come out.

Faith in the Lord means having complete faith - even faith that He will answer prayer and give us the words we need at the moment we need them. Can you imagine the freedom your mind would have if you weren't rehearsing words until you're tired of hearing them? God can.


  1. Amen, very good, yes complete faith brings complete happiness, thanks


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