Speak up

February 24, 2020
“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another. …” - HEBREWS 10:24-25

When I was just 19, one Wednesday night I was invited to speak at my home church. When I got up to speak, everything I had planned to say just escaped me, and I blurted out, “I’ve got nothing to say tonight that comes from God.” And I’ll never forget what happened next. As I was trying to get away quickly, a precious woman caught up to me and said, “You did the right thing tonight. Don’t ever speak unless you have a word from God.” It changed my life – and my ministry. That’s a picture of exhortation.

It takes place when we have a chance to speak a life word to someone, a word of challenge or comfort God enables us to give to someone in the body of Christ. God has spoken a word of forgiveness to us, so that we can give a word of exhortation to others.

Categories: Devotionals> Tags: Forgiveness, Hebrews