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Sunday, May 23, 2010


Have you ever heard warnings that sound like this? “You can’t talk about rainbows anymore because they are now New Age symbols.” My friends, the rainbow was a gift from God. He placed His rainbow in the sky as a reminder that He will not destroy the earth by flood again.”

Then there is the uncomfortable conversation in which something you have just said is snickered at because it now has an alternative or double meaning. They insist you just said something you did not intend to say or imply. Perhaps you don’t even speak in the slang they attributed your words to.

My friends, the world has tried to take over every aspect of the life God has given us, from “do whatever makes you feel good” to hijacking the King’s English and placing new and unintended meanings on words we use every day. Do not allow the world to pollute your meaning.

The King, our Lord, has blessed us with beautiful words with which to express ourselves in spoken words, poetry, prose, and music. Do not let the world rob you of even one syllable of His precious words. I told a friend, “The world did not give me the rainbow, my Lord did.” You do not have to apologize for what someone else has twisted your words into saying. Listen to how the world uses His words and do not deliberately use them in ways that would not be understood, but use them in a clear articulation of your meaning. Do not let the world take anything from you with which God has blessed you. Let the words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart be acceptable in His sight. If someone laughs and twists your meaning, bless them and left them up in prayer to God that they will be blessed abundantly, so that they may see the beauty in words, not the taint of their own hearts. Let us pray:

“Oh Father God, author of all that is created, all that is spoken, your words brought forth life into the void. Blessed are your whispers and your songs. May your kingdom come in which words are spoken on the strains of music as they are in heaven. Forgive us when we become angry and raise our voices to those around us, when we lash out in retaliation to others. Your words have created and continue to bring life. Your word tells us, whom we bless you will bless. There is nothing more powerful from us than our words. With our voices we lift up our prayers on behalf of others, the man who cut us off in traffic or the woman who snatched our parking space. How very sad they must be. May your joy flood their souls that they too may shout praises to your Holy name. In the name of Jesus Christ, your son, we pray. Amen”
Copyright 2010 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”

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