Joan Watson – Missionary Helper
Did you ever see a little child place their hands over their eyes thinking because they can’t see you you can’t see them? I think sometimes as Christians we do the same thing when we ignore what the Lord’s plan is for our lives. We cannot hide from God. Psalms 139:2-12 tells us that he knows where we are at all times.
Moses was on the backside of the desert when the Lord spoke to him. Exodus 3:1-2
Gideon was threshing wheat by the winepress, to hiding from the Midianites. Gideon was able to hide from the Midianites but not from God. Judges 6:11- 12
Adam and Eve could not hide from God after they sinned as much as they tried. When God came into the garden and said to Adam,” Where art thou?” God already knew where they were and what they had done. Genesis 3:9
God saves us for a purpose. God has a plan for our lives. God knows where we are. Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Are we trying to hide from God? Are we ignoring His call on our lives. Are we missing God’s blessings on our lives because we are not willing to yield to His plan for our lives?
Remember Baalams donkey! Numbers 22:21-33. If we are not willing to yield to God’s will for our lives we may be in for a rough ride.
I count it a privilege to have been asked to write to the wonderful Godly ladies of the church. As I reflect on this months topic on controlling our tongues, I cannot help but to pray and ask God to reveal to me some of my weaknesses and strengths in such a critical area. Psalms 34:13 says: Keep thy tongue from evil and thy lips from speaking guile.
I am thankful (but always aware) that in most cases the Lord has enable me to control most of what I say, as to not to offend or hurt other Christians, or worse a lost soul. To what would it profit Christ, the HOLY one, who gave us such a precious gift of our Salvation. I sympathize with those who constantly struggle and at times fear that they will speak words from their flesh and then they must deal with the consequences. But our God also warns us in James 3: 8. But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. God knew that some would struggle in this area but if we lean on him in prayer and acknowledge his ways he will direct out paths.
God also commands that we be prepared always to speak and witness for him. 2 Tim 4:2 says: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. This area of not using our tongues for Christ can be just as devastating. Perhaps its because of fear of what to say or because of rejection, regardless we could sinfully loss the opportunity for a loss soul to be saved. This area is one that I struggle with most.
I believe that every Christian lady could easily fall into one of these categories. I challenge you all as ladies of Blackstone Valley Baptist Church to work out these weaknesses so that we can develop a Godly balance between the two. Every word spoken should glorify our heavenly father. Psalms 35:28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the daylong.