Small decisions that can make a big difference – Include God in your conversation

When I say that I do not mean what normally we hear in most conversations. Things like: “JESUS CHRIST!”; “FOR CHRIST’S (GOD) SAKE!”; “OH MY GOD (OMG)!”. Those expressions would be include in the Third Commandment: “Ex. 20:7“You shall not misusethe name of the LORDyour God, forthe LORDwill not hold anyone guiltless who misuses hisname.”What I am saying is that God should be included in our regular conversation.

If we believe that God is a powerful God, who created and controls everything. If we believe that He is a personal and loving God. If we believe that He is a present God, who is with us everywhere all the time, we should understand that everything that happens, not only in the world, but also in our lives has in some way His permission and His hands. Because of that we should make Him and His actions part of our daily conversations. The question is how can we do that?

Be courageous– Mentioning the name of Jesus lately became politically incorrect. There is an underlying rule that precludes people to mention His name. So, if you believe in Him, if you know that He is involved in your life, and you want to recognize that, you will need to be courageous. Brothers and sisters all over the world are suffering persecution not only because they believe in Christ, but also because they confess Him. Do not be afraid to say it.

Be constant– Sometimes or most of the time we are not able to recognize or identify the presence and participation of God in some aspects of our life. For some of us, we are aware of God only Sunday morning or when we experience a big deliverance. We must be conscious that God is part of our whole life. James in his letter has something very interesting to tell us: “James 4:13-15Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

Be creative– One of our biggest challenges is to find creative ways to include God in our conversations. Thomas Edison said: “Genius: one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”So, if it was for him, it is for us. We need to find our own ways to involve God and His kind and powerful acts in our conversation. Create your own expressions; pay attention in what other people say, if you like reproduce; in your reading of the Bible highlight those terms, phrases and sentences that express your sentiments, and start using them.

Be sincere – The most important part of including God in our conversations is to be sincere. People will notice when we say words that are empty. You have to believe in what you are saying. Do you really believe that God was there protecting you? Do you really believe that it was God who gave you that gift, job, blessing, etc.? Do you really believe that God was the one guiding you? Do you really believe that God saved you, forgave you, accepted you, and adopted you in His family? Then say it. Make that part of your conversation.

Have a blessed week,

Pastor Lucas

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