I'm reading in the book of Luke now, and I like it. This morning I kinda paged through all the chapters and certain things stood out to me more than others. I like the story of Jesus calling the demon out of the man, then everyone whispering about it!
Jesus shut him up "Quiet! Get out of him!" The demonic spirit threw the man down in front of them and left. The demon didn't hurt him.
That set everyone back on their heels, whispering and wondering, "what's going on here? Someone whose words make things happen? Someone who orders demonic spirits to get out and they go?" Jesus was the talk of the town. Luke 4:36
Then there's this one:
These words I speak to you are not mere additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living. They are foundation words, words to build a life on. Luke 6:46
With just a word, Jesus did everything! And with His Word within me, building my life, things happen.
Every morning I pray for Him to be my words, strength, mind, heart, and to love others through me. I know He has to do all of this, because I am not capable. I pray for Him to wrap completely around me, to be my clothes and armor. I pray for His Words to penetrate my heart and soul, and then to reach someone else in such a way that they see Jesus, not me.
The truth is, if I don't pray this, I'm not that loving. Self gets in the way every time. It's like I'm living in the homeowner improvement phase, not the build your life for eternity.
So, Jesus, put Your Words in me, the kind of Words that sets everyone back on their heels! Loving words, healing words, only Your words. I will Say That Again, Jesus, Your Word, not mine!