His Voice, Our Echo
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.
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?