The Words

You ever been somewhere and know that God is calling you to say something, but you didn’t know what?

You ever know that you know that you know God is calling you to go talk to someone?

Maybe to share your faith? Maybe to give a word of encouragement. Maybe just to go and say hello in a friendly way.

And you think to yourself – what do I say? I don’t have the word. I’m going to make a fool of myself. I’m going to say the wrong thing, say it the wrong way, put my foot in my mouth.

So, you don’t do it. You keep your head down. You keep your mouth shut. You don’t walk across the room. You stay still.

We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt the need to say something, unsure of what to say.

Matthew tells us today, don’t worry about it. You might not know what to say. God will give you the words.  Listen to what Matthew 10:20 says:

For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

See we live our lives not by our wisdom. Not by our thoughts. Not by what we’d like to do. We live it by God’s wisdom. And He will give us the words. Matthew says today, it is not you that will speak, but God will speak through you.

Is He calling you to go and talk to someone and tell them something? Go and do it – He will give you the words.

Is He calling you to give witness to you faith? Go and witness – He will give you the words.

Is He calling you across the room? Get up and go. He will give you the words.

Don’t worry about what you will say. Be faithful. Go where He leads. Follow where He is calling. Be faithful. And know that His word processes He will give you the words.

Today, be faithful. God will take care of the rest.

Follow Me – Outreach Podcast

The sermon podcast for Sunday, August 28, 2011 is up on Asbury Church’s website.  This is the next sermon in our series about discipleship and the transformed life entitled “Follow Me.”  It is about following Jesus to a life of outreach, and yes, giving witness to our faith and to the power of Jesus Christ. The text is Acts 16: 6-10.  You can listen to it by clicking here, or you can listen to it here on this blog by clicking below. And, as always, you can subscribe to my sermon podcasts through iTunes.