Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is Opening My Mouth with

Godly Speech

Bringing glory to God by sharing with my voice the thoughts of my mind with the inflection of my heart.

1. The faculty of expressing thoughts by words or articulate sounds, as in human beings. Speech was given to man by his Creator for the noblest purposes.
3. A particular language, as distinct from others. Ps. xix.
6. Formal discourse in public; oration. The members has made his first speech in the legislature.

Webster's, 1st ed., 1828

This being done, another chieftain spoke to the Indians in the name of all the several chiefs, first to explain what was done, and then to charge them to love the Christians, and particularly to live in peace with Penn and the people under his government. At every sentence of this last speech the whole company shouted and said Amen, in their way, and a firm and advantageous correspondence with them was settled. "They are a careless, merry people," writes Penn, "yet in affairs of property strict in their dealings. In council, they are deliberate, in speech short, grave, and eloquent."
George Bancroft, History of the United States, Vol. 1, p. 568

I am able to speak clearly and fluently with one or a thousand.

Because I do not attempt to impress, my words are simply tools. They are not a source of stumbling; I can recede into the background and give center-stage to God and His Word.

My desire is to communicate, not intimidate. Because I am not attempting to be God, I am not on trial; because it is God Who is on trial, no defense is necessary. I am therefore completely at ease when speaking to any size group.

I allow myself to be used by the Spirit, never worrying beforehand what to say.

Because God's Kingdom is not tied to any nation, I am transcultural. Wherever I go I can empathize with the culture, appreciating the diverse expressions of the Image of God. I pick up the native languages easily and fluently.

These words resonate in my being; my speech is always

  • clear
  • lucid
  • plain
  • definite
  • logical
  • intelligible
  • understandable
  • comprehensible
  • audible
  • communicative
  • articulate
  • graceful
  • pleasant
  • coherent.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29

I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law.
-- Psalm 119:55

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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