I wonder why I can’t sleep. It must be the hot weather … phew! Or maybe it’s overdosing my mind with the papers I managed to print before a consultation by tomorrow at a Hotel – Lots of words … wah! lots of words … sentences … paragraphs … thoughts … opinions … wah! I’m a small fry in all this.
Peterson’s the Message does a cool job with MICAH can causes me to affirm the power of WORDS .. Words (in this case from the prophetic angle) that can rebuke as well as renew and bring change in the current state of affairs faced head on by Micah!
When we choose a either/or approach with regards to Silence and Speech we’re headed into a dead end street – No fun! Silence and Speech … Hmmm? Silence over-glorified is abuse, silence often does come before or even after speech. Speech rightly administered can be a potent force … for change.
Scribbled down some “potent” stuff that knocked sense into me … Here’s a sampling:
From chapter 2:7b-8a – a solid dose of REALISM.
Isn’t he on the side of good people?
Doesn’t he help those who help themselves?”
“What do you mean, “good people’!
From chapter 5:8 – reminded me about the imaginary island I worked out with BLC kids … now this island is about us!
Yes, the purged and select company of Jacob will be
like an island in the sea of peoples,
From chapter 6:8 – Now the simplicity of this verse made my world stand still for a significant while.
But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do,
what GOD is looking for in men and women.
It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor,
be compassionate and loyal in your love,
And don’t take yourself too seriously–
take God seriously.
From chapter 7:7 – this made my time at the HouSE of PRaYeR so much more precious. It injected life into my desire for Intercession. It gave me hope …
But me, I’m not giving up.
I’m sticking around to see what GOD will do.
I’m waiting for God to make things right.
I’m counting on God to listen to me.