“You’ve got something to say, if you’re living, if you’re breathing, you’ve got something to say…you know if you’re heart is beating; you’ve got something to say…And no one can say it like you do…God is love and love speaks through…you got it, you got it, you’ve got something to say!”
I had to turn up my radio and listen a little closer to the verses:
“Wake up, 7:32 a.m…. Can’t believe it’s time to do it over again
Yesterday, it took all that you had…and you’re wondering if you’ll ever get it back.
But the whole wide world is waiting for…waiting for you to step out that door!
Come on, and let your life be heard today…”
(Chorus…You’ve got something to say!)
“Listen up, I got a question here…would anybody miss you if you disappeared?
Well your life is the song that you sing and the whole wide world is listening
Well the answer to the question is: You were created; your life is a gift
And the lights are shining on you today…” (Chorus…You’ve got something to say!) (Matthew West ~ “Something to Say”, Word Music Publishing)
“Wait on the Lord, be of good courage…” But Lord, my courage has failed. I’ve listened too long to the voice of discouragement and failure and it has become a part of my thinking. So how do I get back to where the Lord can speak to me and through me without my hindering Him?
“Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works…”
So, Here I am again, Lord. I’m sorry it has taken me so long to get back to You. You gave me a job to do… to “consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,” and that is what this writing is all about. Lord, I want to dedicate this writing to You, that You may use it to encourage my sisters (and maybe a few brothers?) in Christ. I fear that I have not been waiting very patiently on You, Lord, and I allowed myself to become discouraged along the way. Please forgive me. If it pleases You, cleanse me from my doubts and fears, and help me to be of good courage. Teach me, Lord, to wait on You for the right words to say and the inspiration that can come only from your Holy Spirit to make this instrument a pure vessel and channel for Your love and instruction. Thank You; Lord, for your patience with me. Amen.
“You’ve got something to say! So just say it!”
(This post is an excerpt from the introduction to the book I am writing...watch for more details soon!)