Image Credit – Anneke Fotolia
They must hear your faith. It is not enough that they perceive, but you must speak as well. Their eyes only perceive in part, but the mouth speaks of the heart. You bring to them a hope not found in their life. As a callous built on the foot, so the imperceptions of their mind grow thick. It is in the heartfelt sharing of your faith in Me that penetrates. They see only shadows, but the depth of the Word of life can remove the scales of blindness by hearing. Do not fear their rejection or the harshness of their pain. Speak as you are called, and your gentle words of faith will not be forgotten. In such, My Holy Spirit draws through the Father to Me, and in time given, the hardened heart can soften, dry bones become alive, and scales fall from their eyes of faith, but it is of hearing. My Word and My witnesses give forth the greatest blessings into the lives of the lost. Who do I send? It is you that I send. Speak, that they will know I Am.
Matt 13:15 (ESV) – For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.’
Bottom Line: There is great power in our words. Jesus describes Himself as the Word. We work everyday with customers, suppliers, and our own colleagues, many who may need words of life spoken into their darkness. Pray and have the courage to speak what He calls you to say; it could make all the difference to their calloused heart.