Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Sounding Off Similarly

Yes, a different sort of S.O.S. We may find our speech and writing growing closer over the years, but not so much I think from each other. You are not in me, and I am not in you. The greatest influence must be the one who comes to live in us. If we sound similar, it must be from the Lord's Spirit inside of those who believe in Him.

Having similar teachers from the Word of God is one influence, but that too is external. When the Word of God enters into us and resonates with the Spirit of Him who died on the cross for us, then we sound off similarly. And not as a tuneless horn or a harsh clang do we sound, for the love of Him who rose again is in us and flowing through us.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. (1 Cor 13:1)

Say the wrong thing yesterday? Perhaps so, but over the years as the Holy Spirit sanctifies us in His own time, we will sound off as a harmonious band; an orchestra well-taught and well-tuned, led by the Spirit of God Himself as conductor and playing His symphony.

Blessed is the song that began on a Christmas night long ago,


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