A problem without a solution is just a problem.
A warning without redemption is just a warning.
An opinion is just an opinion and leads to debate that is mostly unfruitful.
Correction without a call to a higher standard is just correction.
Everything void of love is just a noisy gong or clanging symbol.
We are called as a people who know their God. In Christ lies the solution to every problem. His heart of love and redemption will always be heard in a true warning or word of correction, leaving no room for fear or suspicion. The words of Christ can come in strong language and with intensity, but they are always purposeful, merciful, and have the power to change outcomes.
His words hit the mark and create a shift in situations, environments, and atmospheres that bring healing and restoration. They are words that create and transform. His words always accomplish that for which He sent them to accomplish. They never return void. They produce fruit in keeping with repentance, Godly sorrow and leave no regret.
His words are full of heavenly wisdom and lead us to the reverential fear of the Lord. His words produce such desire to live Holy lives that are consecrated and set apart solely unto Him. His words call us to embrace Him again as our first love… forsaking all else just to have all of Him. His words point to Him. They release His fragrance and burn away all the chaff. His words are pure. His words are life. His words are eternal.
The challenge is for us all. To speak in the name of the Lord is no small thing. Have we stood in His counsel and allowed Him to speak to the deepest places of our being? Do the words we speak mirror the heart of God or do we just have something to say? Are our words so rooted in His love and the fear of the Lord that we take great care in what we release and how? Does what we say carry the power to redeem, heal, restore, create and transform or are we just speaking leaving things unfinished and in the same condition as before?
Every time Jesus spoke into a situation, His words produced something everlasting. He waited for the opportune time to speak and often remained silent. He wasn’t a man of many words, but the words He spoke were powerful and people walked away changed.
May we be a people who lean upon Him to hear His every word. May we hunger and thirst for His truth. May we take in to account what we say and why. May we utter what is precious and not what is worthless and be as His mouth (Jer. 15:19).
May we leave His fragrance with our words and only speak in a way that builds up rather than tears down, brings change rather than just pointing out flaws, and encourages to come up higher and leave behind what is unfruitful or harmful.
Can we speak in such a way that His words pierce hearts and create a desire for a better way? Can we speak His words and cause souls to hunger and thirst for Him?
Search my heart, O God. Test me, try me. See if there be any wicked way in me and lead me in the way everlasting. Show me your heart. Cause me to see like you see, hear what you have to say and speak only what you would have me speak. Create in me a hunger to hear your voice and learn your ways. Let me utter worth and precious words that can create or bring change all around me. Make me like you…
Deidre Gaines resides in West Virginia with her husband and best friend, Richard. She has three grown children and one granddaughter. Deidre is a Licensed Minister, Prophetic intercessor, blogger (Shamar), speaker and encourager with a heart to see the nature of Jesus put on display for the world to see. She is passionate to see His love, unity, presence, power and authority transform hearts, cities, regions and the nations through bringing glory and honor to His name. Deidre desires to see the church walk in the fullness of His Kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven, Matthew 6:10. She enjoys spending time with her family, sports, crocheting and being outdoors. Especially taking rides in the side by side with her husband Richard.