Day 286: How’s Your Delivery?

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Jeremiah 22:1-23:20
2 Thessalonians 1:1-12
Psalm 83:1-18
Proverbs 25:11-14
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver. – Prov 25:11

As New Testament Christians, we are called to be prophetic people. We are filled with God’s Holy Spirit. That means we should earnestly desire spiritual gifts, “…especially that [we] may prophesy” (1 Cor 14:1). We should seek the Lord for prophetic words – for ourselves, and for others – at all times!

But we can’t stop with content. The way in which a word is spoken is just as important as the what. Successful communication, “…consists of 7 percent content, 38 percent tone of voice, and 55 percent nonverbal communication.”[1] The way in which you communicate a word is just as important as the word itself!

Does the way in which you deliver prophetic words demonstrate the love of God? Prophetic words exhort and uplift. They don’t point out the dirt in someone’s life; instead, they dig through the dirt to find the gold! So, how’s your delivery?

Prayer:

Father, make me prophetically compassionate! Thank You for the words You speak to. Help me to deliver them well: full of love, and right on time, in Jesus name!

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See commentary from this day in 2014: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-286-no-fear-in-love/

See commentary from this day in 2015: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-286-stay-in-the-pen/

© Michael D. White, 2016. All rights reserved.

[1] Wright, H. Norman (2011-12-14). The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most! (Kindle Location 423). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.