His Voice, Our Echo

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God’s word, direction and promises have been the one constant in my life. As a young Christian, I wasn’t sure I was hearing Him. It’s easy to question something new and unfamiliar, but as I read the Bible and received help and encouragement from pastors in my life, His voice became more distinct and I was able to respond. As I live and walk by faith, what used to be an uncertainty now seems the only certainty in life. If I’m following His voice, I can rest knowing that my details are in His hands.

But I never would have known His voice, had I not first heard it through the mouth of a human being, telling me how much Jesus loves me.

What is “One Voice?” It’s His heart, echoing through thousands of individual mouths as we all participate in communicating real love to the people in our world.  The diversity of our personalities and styles are a reflection of the vastness of the image of the Father. They hear His voice, one voice, through us.

In this city, and in this generation, it seems thousands of voices shout to be heard, desperately trying to utilize the latest communication tool. Yet when Jesus spoke, clearly and calmly, everyone strained to listen because he echoed the voice of His Father. He had their attention because what He was saying actually mattered to them.

I’ve been asking God to fill my mouth with His words so that the people in my life will have more opportunities to hear Him. Since women are known to say more on average, I figure we have the potential to do even more good if we are echoes of His voice.

Does your husband hear the encouragement of Jesus, the affirmation of his identity in Christ? Do your children hear their destinies, the prophetic truth that God has graced them to live in the miraculous, to do the impossible and bring glory to Him? Does your roommate know He thinks she is incredible?

What a privilege it is to speak on His behalf.

XOXO,

Bethany

Are you echoing the voice of the Father in your family and in your world? Do your co-workers and friends hear the acceptance of Jesus, the truth that they belong in relationship Him, long before they know how to behave? Do they hear the care He has for their issues, their struggles? Do they hear Him speaking out of your mouth?

BETHANY EYRE HAS LIVED IN THE DISTRICT SINCE 2006 WHEN SHE AND HER HUSBAND, TOM CAME TO HELP PLANT THE CITY CHURCH WHERE THEY NOW SERVE AS STAFF PASTORS OVERSEEING THE COLLEGE AND YOUNG PROFESSIONAL MINISTRY. TOGETHER THEY HAVE TWO SWEET CHILDREN, WILLIAM AND ISABEL. BETHANY LOVES TO GET CARRIED AWAY TRYING TO IMITATE PARTIES, DÉCOR, AND FASHION SHE SEES ON PINTEREST AND CAN’T WAIT FOR SPRING AND SUMMER SO SHE CAN SPEND MORE TIME IN ROCK CREEK PARK AND AT THE GEORGETOWN WATERFRONT.  YOU CAN FOLLOW HER ON TWITTER @BETHANYEYRE.

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  1. Wow…ok this was a timely reminder for me. Thanks Bethany. Am I eager to #betheloveDC just to strangers or am I also practicing this in my own home and sphere? What am I reflecting? Stress and “I ain’t got no TIME fo dat” or “you are important”, let me take a moment to speak on God’s behalf into you. Speaking as someone who tends to let tasks get my focus, THANK YOU. I needed this today. <3

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    • LOL @ Monica’s “Ain’t nobody got time fo dat!” … We laugh but that is so true. I need that reminder about what I’m reflecting. What voice am I speaking? When I hear myself, am I hearing God’s voice? That’s good.

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  2. “It’s His heart, echoing through thousands of individual mouths as we all participate in communicating real love to the people in our world. The diversity of our personalities and styles are a reflection of the vastness of the image of the Father. They hear His voice, one voice, through us.” AMAZING!! Oh my, Bethany, that was sooo good!! Up until this very moment I had not really FELT and UNDERSTOOD what “one voice” really meant to me… and it could not have been said any better.

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  3. Oh my, the first question, “are you echoing the voice of the Father in your family and in your world?” made me really think, AM I? Going to be definitely be more aware of my words! Thank you, Bethany!

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  4. Thank you for sharing this message, Bethany!

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  5. Great post Bethany…thank you so much for sharing!

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