Friday, August 18, 2017
FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY - SPEAK!
When I read the word "speak" I thought of 1 Samuel chapter 3 when Samuel thinks Eli is calling his name but Eli finally realizes it is God and tells Samuel that the next time he hears the call to say, "speak for your servant is listening." So I looked up this scripture and it always amazes me how much I forget between readings. I had forgotten that God spoke to Samuel about Eli's family and then the boy (Samuel) had to tell Eli what God had said!
I also thought about SPEAK in regards to my own life. I'm a talker so you would think that SPEAK would be easy for me.
In our world today there is so much going on. Sometimes I want to SPEAK out but there is a major problem. I'm fairly moderate in my beliefs and I have UBER conservative friends and family AND I have UBER liberal friends and family. I never have the courage to SPEAK up about what I really think. I actually have opinions - if you know me you aren't surprised - but rarely feel that I can truly SPEAK my opinions. Everyone else seems more than willing to share their opinions - the left bashes the right and the right bashes the left continuously. Sometimes I wonder if people realize what they are actually saying or are they just spouting out words. I also wonder if folks realize how much hate they are spewing yet proclaim Christ in their next breath.
I will say that I am blessed indeed to have one or two friends with whom I can be truly honest. I can SPEAK FREELY with those people.
As usual, my writing is all over the place from "SPEAK your servant is listening" to . . .my thoughts about not speaking out but maybe I just needed to SPEAK the things on my own heart.
Do you speak out?
p.s. added after the five minute timer - I DO NOT THINK VIOLENCE is the answer and the thought of Nazis scares me to death.