Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 14:2-4. When a person speaks in another language, he doesn’t speak to people but to God. No one understands him. His spirit is speaking mysteries. But when a person speaks what God has revealed, he speaks to people to help them grow, to encourage them, and to comfort them. When a person speaks in another language, he helps himself grow. But when a person speaks what God has revealed, he helps the church grow.
Think: This section of Paul’s letter is very timely. Our congregation is beginning to intentionally raise up, train and support church leadership. If you are currently in leadership or are being led/called to leadership, be mindful of your words. Are you speaking the words of God? Are your words “growth” words. Do they lift and encourage? Do they correct and train?
Pray: Lord, tune my ears to hear your words. Tune my mind to understanding. Tune my heart with love. Tune my soul with empathy. Tune my spirit with patience and endurance. Tune my lips to boldly speak your words. Speak, Lord, your servant is waiting. Amen.