Monday, October 1, 2012
Speaking Our Language
“Then on the thirteenth day…the royal secretaries were summoned. They wrote out in the script…in the language of each people…with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate” Esther 3:12-13.
Once upon a time there were two kings, the king of the evil kingdom and the King of the righteous Kingdom. There was no doubt that one king was inferior to the other, although the evil king certainly had his ways which were highly effective. The evil king was a coward and did his bidding through regular people who had the free will to respond and live by either kingdom.
We are those people who live among two kings, being summoned by both and used as instruments by either. Satan will work through people and circumstances to bring strife and bitterness between fellow residents on this earth. He is well aware of what messages to send into our minds… ‘Remember what she did to you? Remember how he treated your children? You need to destroy the thought of reconciliation with her! You need to kill your desire to forgive the one who doesn’t deserve your grace.’ These are the scripts of our minds, words spoken by the evil king to our hearts. If the words coming out of our mouths are anything but love and grace, the evil king has won that round. He has written a script for which we are following and we become his mouthpiece, either through words or actions.
If we are going to be summoned and be instruments at the hands of kings let it be the One who rules with love from a throne of grace. Let us replace the language of our hurts with the voice of our Healer.
‘For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks…For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned’ Matthew 12:34, 37.