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Aug 25

Hello, Father!
What a strange day so far. Thank you so much for helping me face my fear and overcome such huge obstacles in my silly little worry-mind! Thank you for your awesome care and enduring patience with me, Lord. Please help me to complete my next Spanish project to put up on the site for people to have fun with the new Trading Cards sets. I cannot see how to do it very clearly, and I really need your help to help me create it, Lord Creator! 😀

 
1 Corinthians 14:6-15 ERV

Brothers and sisters, will it help you if I come to you speaking in different languages? No, it will help you only if I bring you a new truth or some knowledge, prophecy, or teaching.
This is true even with lifeless things that make sounds–like a flute or a harp. If the different musical notes are not made clear, you can’t understand what song is being played. Each note must be played clearly for you to be able to understand the tune.
And in a war, if the trumpet does not sound clearly, the soldiers will not know it is time to prepare for fighting.
It is the same with you. If you don’t speak clearly in a language people know, they cannot understand what you are saying. You will be talking to the air!
It is true that there are many different languages in the world, and they all have meaning.
But if I don’t understand the meaning of what someone is saying, it will just be strange sounds to me, and I will sound just as strange to them.
That’s why you who want spiritual gifts so much should prefer those gifts that help the church grow stronger.
So those who have the gift of speaking in a different language should pray that they can also interpret what they say.
If I pray in a different language, my spirit is praying, but my mind does nothing.
So what should I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind. I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.

 
Lord, I feel like I do not really speak ANY language clearly. I can write, and erase, and edit, and reword… working diligently with the written word… but speaking clearly is just not my “thing”. I get tongue-tied, and exhausted from trying. Writing is so much easier! But, Lord, I ask you to help me write clearly for those who are learning and teaching the Spanish language — so that THEY may speak clearly and be understood. Whomever my work touches and helps, Lord, I ask you to bless them in some way. Let my work be a blessing to them, but let them be blessed well beyond whatever little me can do. It is YOUR Word that creates change and that gives LIFE, Father. Let them hear YOU speak clearly, Lord. 😀

 

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