Friday, January 9, 2015

Bad language???

 When you travel to a place where the language is different than your native language, you have to learn the language in order to live there and function.  It would be very difficult to survive, much less thrive there, if you don't know the language.  If you want to live there, you have no choice but to learn the language.  Well, the same is true in the Kingdom of God.  I believe God gives much evidence to the fact that living under Kingdom rule in this world requires a different language.  The evidence of speaking in tongues is one thing, but there is more:
Ephesians 5:19
19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 
Colossians 3:16
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

I use to read these scriptures and be like "How do you do this?"  I mean it really almost sounds like you going to be walking around humming and singing all the time.  But I don't think that's what it means.  In Colossians, above, it says to let the Word of Christ dwell richly in you.  I have recently had to step back and evaluate some of my bad language.  I might not be speaking of the bad language you're thinking about.  But I think my bad language is actually worst than the string of curse words.  My bad language consists of the little negative things I speak into my own life on a daily basis.  My bad language consists more of the negative things I dwell on and then speak on.  Because I'm at a place where I want more of God's kingdom in my life, therefore I have to speak more of God's language.  God's language actually needs to become my new native tongue.   "Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven".  Why did Jesus tell us to pray this?.  He would'nt have said to pray this if God did not want to bring it to pass.  Our language not only frames our life, but it drives our life.  Because we were all made in the image of God our words "create".  Our "invisible" words create our "visible" life.  Just like God made the heavens and earth by speaking.  He didn't speak an abundance of words to do it either.  
  
Proverbs 31
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
And on her tongue is the law of kindness. 


Some of us have hit a place, where we know we can't go any further without more of God's kingdom in our lives.  Thy Kingdom come Lord!

 

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