As I began writing today, my page began to fill with one question after another. So today, take some time and read through these questions. Try to answer them for yourself truthfully.
- What kinds of things do you say on a daily basis?
- Are they good things or bad things?
- Do you believe your words to be neither good nor bad, but neutral?
- Are you talking to others about yourself?
- Or are you talking about the grace of God in your life?
- What are the things that are pouring out of you?
- How often do you take the time to reflect on your own words?
- Do you examine the things you say as much as you do what others say?
- When you think someone else should be correcting their speech patterns, do you apply that same thought to yourself?
- Do you ever try to change your thought process so that your words will reflect that change?
- In all your daily talk, how much does God come into play?
- Do you talk about Jesus like a friend or like he’s a distant relative or a mere acquaintance?
- When you tell someone you’re a Christian (and I hope you do), are they surprised or is it just a confirmation of everything else you say or do?
- Are your words a result of what you believe?
- Do you speak because you believe?
- If your words reflect what you believe, listen to yourself, what is it that you truly believe?
- Do you believe in yourself?
- Or do you believe in Christ?
- Do you project your own glory?
- Or do you reflect God’s glory?
We don’t go around preaching about ourselves; we preach Christ Jesus, the Lord. All we say about ourselves is that we are your servants because of what Jesus has done for us. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made us to understand that this light is the brightness of the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:5-6 (NLT)
But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, and so I speak.”
2 Corinthians 4:13 (NLT)
Daily Bible reading: Proverbs 21-22, 2 Corinthians 4