Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Meditation~Let My Words Be Few

"Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. As a dream comes when there are many cares, so the speech of a fool when there are many words.

When you make a vow to God, do not delay in fulfilling it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. It is better not to vow than to make a vow and not fulfill it.

Do not let your mouth lead you into sin. And do not protest to the temple messenger, 'My vow was a mistake.' Why should God be angry at what you say and destroy the work of your hands?

Much dreaming and many words are meaningless.

Therefore stand in awe of God." Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 (NIV)

There are so many instances in which I need to let my words be few. And listen. And wait.

What about you? What is God saying to you today?

Are you standing in awe of Him?

Are you fulfilling the vows you've made to Him?

Lord, draw us to Your Word. Quiet our hearts and our mouths. Help us to listen. When we've heard from You, help us to obey the words You speak to us. Help us to do the work You've called us to. Lord, we are in awe of You. And humbled that You would choose us. Thank You for loving us...sacrificially. We love You.



3 comments:

Susan Stilwell said...

He is awesome and I'm constantly amazed at the favor He shows me. It leaves me speechless sometimes, which is pretty remarkable ;)

Kristi Butler said...

Yeah...both of us at a loss for words. Possibly a miracle within itself. :)

Tereasa said...

When I have the most to say, is when I need to say the least!