I had every intention of joining the party at Kate’s last night but, people, 10 o’clock and I rarely see one another, last night was no exception. It’s been a week of
yardwork, I mean hardwork, and I was bushed and sound asleep by 9:45. I’ve never been called the life of the party – BUT, if it was at six a.m. I’d be there with coffee and gluten-free scones for everyone. Anyone interested in changing the time for the Five Minute Friday Twitter Party!
I love today’s word – there is only one thing to write on; however, there have been times when I set these fingers to the keyboard and the invisible Hand takes over…let’s go see what happens. Five minutes of writing that’s it but I will finish the post if necessary and do a graphic and (maybe) even correct an error or two….
The Lord God has given Me
The tongue of the learned,
That I should know how to speak
A word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear
To hear as the learned. Isaiah 50.4 (NKJV)
I’m not sure where or when or who, but I was in some type of conference or class where this scripture was given to be memorized. And, being a good student I did. This is how I approach writing, I’ve been given something by the most high God – a gift of writing and sharing. But not only been given, He has taught me and pruned me and matured me as I make this journey. I am one of the elders of the FMF group and I take that as a big responsibility – never do I want to say something out of line or untrue. Oh sure, we all have a different view of things but when it comes to scripture I believe we better be ON TRACK. There are infallible truths that cannot be altered. I desire the tongue of the learned.
Encouragement is another gift from my Father – I love encouraging others, giving them a “word in due season”. Every day He shows me something new. A new gem of truth, gleaned straight out of His Word. The Christian life is the FULL LIFE – there is absolutely nothing boring about it. It is exciting and adventurous and I love this journey I am on. (5 minutes are up)
But, I must add a postscript and I think this is critical. How can one learn without a teachable heart and mind? The older I get the more teachable I want to become. Let’s not be stiff-necked, stubborn, or closed off to The Teacher. We don’t know “everything” and with an open heart and a mind to learn we will nurture and mature our …
tongues of the learned…