Struggling to write about the shame and guilt we so easily throw toward others, I found myself headed back to the frustration that nearly ended my writing before. How many times did I restart this one post? How many hours had I toiled already, still unable to describe what I sensed? Maybe that was the problem. Maybe it wasn’t as clear as I thought when I was certain it was the topic. It needed to come from the Father’s heart of love in Christ; yet I had only tried to fit it in, rather than it being the foundation.
Only when I gave myself a break and checked email did I find what was needed all along. A notice for the latest blog post from Eternity in our Hearts by Renee Ratliffe, entitled Prayers for the Speakers of Life, seemed on the surface to be a potential reason to avoid writing for another few minutes. Instead, I found the issue of shaming others addressed, indirectly, along with other failures in our speech. But all was done through a beautiful prayer reflecting the heartbeat of our Daddy for us to be speakers of life. There was my post – I mean, here it is.
Renee’s post and Daddy’s perfect timing in sending it my way reminded me of my need for a little help from my friends to see Christ more clearly. In turn, I share Him with you. May we all pray this prayer!