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
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??