Have you ever been speechless? That’s how I feel today… I have a terrible case of laryngitis, and I can’t talk. Lisa Wilson, our administrative and financial secretary, just accused me of sounding like Vito Corleone (The Godfather). I’m not sure if that was a compliment or what. Do you have any idea how hard it is for a preacher to not be able to speak? I’m strugglin’! Prayers appreciated😊 Today I thought to myself, “what if my voice never returned?” That’s a depressing thought. It made me grateful for normally having the ability to speak, and it made me feel convicted that I need to use my voice constantly for God’s glory. God gave me (and you) a voice to share the gospel, to sing his praises, to encourage those around us, to teach, and to inspire. Whenever God gives me my voice back, I want to use it more wisely…I don’t ever want to waste something so special.
Also, I feel like God is telling me to be quiet and listen more. Right now, that’s about all I can do. I want to be a better listener…apparently, I need to be a better listener, so God is helping me with that today. I want to hear His voice…I want to know His plan. I want to listen to others better, and I want to connect people to the One who can help.
In the spirit of being a good listener, let me ask you a question. Would you tell me a bit about your father? I’m finishing a message on Abba, Father this coming Sunday (if my voice works), and I’d like to share with our church family what you have to say about your dad…Just write a couple of sentences here (either on Facebook or reply via email). I’d like to read the responses on Sunday morning during part 2 of my message, “Father Knows Best.”
Remember, just provide 2 or 3 sentences about what made your dad so special.
Thanks for your help!